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Military pilots – Apply directly to United

At United, we're committed to our military pilots and those who serve. If you’re a current or former military pilot who meets the qualifications of a First Officer with United Airlines, you can apply directly to United.

Step 2 If qualified, you’ll be invited to our selection process

Step 3 If successful, you’ll receive a conditional offer from United Airlines

Step 4 After accepting the offer, complete the transition from active military duty and enter Basic Indoctrination School (BI) as a United First Officer

Benefits to working at United

  • Our Military Affairs Liaison is dedicated to helping United pilots with military experience with questions on bidding, schedules, medical benefits, and guidance on any unique situations or deployments
  • As a veteran led company, we strive to create an environment of camaraderie for employees to share, learn, and build relationships
  • United4Veterans, a business resource group for current employees, supports the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts to recruit, develop, and retain highly qualified veterans due to their positive impact at United

Active duty (full-time) military members may apply within 12 months from retirement. Those serving in the Guard and/or Reserves may apply at any time.

Thank you for your service and we look forward to hearing how United can help you on your next adventure of connecting people and uniting the world.

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Any questions about applying to United as a military pilot?

Contact our Military Liaison with your information and we'll get back to you soon.