At BNSF, we honor the commitment of the men and women of our armed forces. BNSF is consistently identified as a top employer for U.S. military veterans, and we’ve hired more than 9,000 veterans since 2005. As part of the Joining Forces 2013 campaign, BNSF committed to hiring 5,000 military veterans by 2018.
BNSF's commitment to veterans has earned many honors, including the prestigious Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Freedom Award, and four Seven Seals Awards. BNSF is consistently recognized as a “Top Military Friendly Employer” by G.I. Jobs magazine and “Best of the Best” by U.S. Veterans. We earn these awards largely because of the value we place on veterans and the qualities they bring to BNSF, such as a great work ethic, a focus on safety and a commitment to always look out for one another.
To ensure that military members are aware of the opportunities at BNSF and to be accessible to veterans of all service branches, our recruiters attend everything from national career fairs to local transition assistance classes on military bases. Visit our “Transitioning Military” page to learn more on how military experience transitions into a career at BNSF Railway.