Ford Motor Company today announced the hiring of the 200th Veteran at one of its Ford dealerships, The Motor Company in Marinette, WI, through the new Ford Tech's Ford | Lincoln Veteran Careers Program. U.S. Army Veteran Mike Giese, who previously served 22 years in the Army in which during that time completed three tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, was hired on May 28th, 2021.

Ford is collaborating with CALIBRE Systems, a management consulting and digital transformation solutions company, to recruit, place, and train up to 200 military Veterans annually over each of the next three& years in support of their substantial US dealer network. This program will bring to the dealerships proven, focused, and experienced former military technicians who will help both Ford and Lincoln brands service the most technologically advanced automotive products in the world.

"I drive a Ford truck and absolutely love it," said Mike Giese when going through the Technician recruitment process. I am extremely excited to be working for the brand on these great vehicles every day," he said.

Military Veterans participating in this program complete a four-week instructor-led training program at a Ford | Lincoln Service Training Center in one of several locations throughout the United States. Ford's comprehensive program, facilitated by CALIBRE Systems, combines eLearning with the four-week resident training, followed by on-the-job training at a participating Ford | Lincoln dealer through a two year-long competency-based registered apprenticeship program.  Veterans who are eligible to receive GI Bill® benefits will also have the opportunity to receive a monthly stipend to aid in their successful transition from military service to a new career with a participating Ford or Lincoln dealer.

Ford Motor Company is thankful for the opportunity to connect the 200th Veteran's hired through the Ford Tech's Ford | Lincoln Veteran Careers Program with a challenging and rewarding new career. To learn more, or to apply to become a part of this patriotic initiative, please visit or

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan, that is committed to helping build a better world, where every person is free to move and pursue their dreams.  The company's Ford+ plan for growth and value creation combines existing strengths, new capabilities and always-on relationships with customers to enrich experiences for and deepen the loyalty of those customers.  Ford designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of connected, increasingly electrified passenger and commercial vehicles:  Ford trucks, utility vehicles, vans and cars, and Lincoln luxury vehicles.  The company is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, connected vehicle services and mobility solutions, including self-driving technology, and provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.  Ford employs about 186,000 people worldwide.  More information about the company, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company is available at

About CALIBRE Systems

Founded in 1989, CALIBRE, an employee-owned management consulting and digital transformation solutions company, delivers enduring solutions to Defense, Federal, and commercial clients to solve management, technology, and program challenges in the areas of enterprise information management; facility and land management; finance, logistics, and cost management; and training and education.

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