Military

Find a place where you belong

Hiring our homecoming heroes

If you are an active duty member, veteran, reservist or family member, you will find that United Rentals shares your commitment to serving others with dignity and respect. Our company’s values—strong leadership, teamwork, discipline, diversity and work ethic—align with yours. A significant portion of our workforce comes from a military background, and we offer many roles that are a great fit for the skills you’ve gained through your service.

Military Skills Translator Tool
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The back of a female United Rentals employee in a yellow vest with a military veteran designation.

Support for active military members and spouses

For those who are still actively serving, we provide you and your spouse with the flexibility needed to serve in the National Guard or Reserves. At United Rentals, we:

  • Safeguard the jobs of employees who serve in the uniformed services
  • Provide pay during active duty deployments
  • Support reserve training commitments
  • Provide job protection for both service members and eligible family members during an active leave or medical leave

Veterans United: Together, we’re making a difference

At United Rentals, our Veterans United employee resource group is committed to the effective placement, transition and career development of all current and former service members and spouses. We honor and celebrate the military principles and camaraderie veterans bring to our company culture, encourage engagement with community partners who serve veterans and provide a supportive veteran ecosystem through networking and sponsorship.

Learn more about our programs

How we give back to the military community

We are particularly supportive of military veterans, and provide significant assistance to nonprofits that help disabled veterans.

  • Committed to aiding veterans in their daily lives, Soldier Strong focuses on providing Ekso Bionic suits for disabled veterans. United Rentals has sponsored the donation of two Ekso suits to the Boston and Dallas VA hospitals.
  • Turns for Troops assists American military veterans who sustained major injuries while serving their country by funding access to education, state-of-the-art rehabilitation programs and technologies that address combat-related injuries. Through Turns for Troops, United Rentals donated $50 for every lap by No. 15 driver Graham Rahal. United Rentals has donated more than $1.12 million since 2016.
  • United Rentals partners with the Fisher House Foundation in the U.S. and Valour Place in Canada, non-profits that provide a network of comfort homes for veterans and military families receiving treatment.

Meet Our Veterans:

Cody Service Tech, U.S. Army, E-4

Cody

Service Tech, U.S. Army, E-4

Being employed with United Rentals has really turned my life around and made my future look a lot brighter. I feel more secure knowing I have a great and stable career. United Rentals is hands down the best place I have ever worked and I am definitely planning on retiring here.
Alex Branch Manager, U.S. Army, E-5

Alex

Branch Manager, U.S. Army, E-5

After leaving the military, I worked for several large companies. None has valued my military experience like United Rentals. This company lets me use what I learned in the military while teaching me new skills with its robust training programs. United Rentals truly has the same “family” atmosphere I felt in the military that can make veterans feel at home.
Nicole Outside Sales Rep, U.S. Army, E-5

Nicole

Outside Sales Rep, U.S. Army, E-5

As an Army veteran, like most I struggled to find a career once my service was complete. United Rentals has provided me with an opportunity to have a career where my values and service are appreciated. I have been able to advance from a Technician to my most recent promotion to Branch Manager.
Jordan Service Tech, National Guard, E-4

Jordan

Service Tech, National Guard, E-4

I got the opportunity to work for United Rentals through the STEP program. I am grateful that United Rentals truly cares about their service members, and it shows. From the leadership and teamwork to the overall work environment, it was a great transition. They truly make you feel like a member of the team.
Anthony Outside Sales Rep US Army, Cpl

Anthony

Outside Sales Rep US Army, Cpl

This is the largest rental company in the industry, which offers employees great opportunities. United Rentals acknowledges service members better than any company I have ever worked. In the military, teamwork was vital in accomplishing our missions and I have applied that here.
It is a great place to work.
Marc Division Safety Manager U.S. Army, CW-4

Marc

Division Safety Manager U.S. Army, CW-4

United Rentals is a company with a great team mentality. Service members will feel right at home with the ‘let’s get the mission done’ atmosphere. Excellence is rewarded with promotion opportunities, especially for those willing to relocate (which vets are used to doing).
Tom Branch Manager U.S. Air Force, E-4; Air National Guard, E-4

Tom

Branch Manager U.S. Air Force, E-4; Air National Guard, E-4

I started as a Road Technician and was able to use the skills that were taught to me through my tenure in the military to become an engaged and positive employee. Possessing this type of attitude has led the pathway for my career as a successful Service Manager, and now Branch Manager.
Trent Branch Manager U.S. Army, E-4

Trent

Branch Manager U.S. Army, E-4

What I like most about working at United Rentals is the opportunity it affords me to grow. In the military, I was trained as a Mechanic and when I went to NCO school, I was trained on many management techniques. I was hired as a Mechanic and have moved up through many positions to Branch Manager.
Shamera "Sparks" Pratt Team Lead, U.S. Army, Sgt E-5

Shamera "Sparks" Pratt

Team Lead, U.S. Army, Sgt E-5

I started my career in United Rentals about 4 years ago as an Equipment Associate, I am now a Team Lead for our Sales Development Program. The thing I love about United Rentals is that your career can grow as fast as you want it to with hard work and dedication. These are values I learned from the Military and my Military parents. UR cares about its Veterans like no company I have ever worked for and encourages you at every corner to get involved to change for the better. I love this company just as much as I loved serving my country. Hoooorahhhhhhh.

Military Awards:

United Rentals has been recognized as a VETS Indexes 5 Star Employer

United Rentals has been recognized as a VETS Indexes 5 Star Employer

VETS Indexes Employer Awards recognize the employers that do the most to hire, retain, and support veterans.

2021 Gold HIRE Vets Medallion Award

2021 Gold HIRE Vets Medallion Award

United Rentals has been presented with a Gold Medallion Award from HIRE Vets. The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veterans' employment award that recognizes a company or organization's commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development.

Military Friendly: United Rentals Recognized as a Top 10 Employer

Military Friendly: United Rentals Recognized as a Top 10 Employer

For 13 consecutive years, United Rentals has been selected as a Top Military Friendly Employer. We ranked 6 on the 2022 list of companies who have chosen to make military employees a priority.

Military Friendly: 2022 Military Friendly Spouse Employer

Military Friendly: 2022 Military Friendly Spouse Employer

United Rentals has been selected as a Military Spouse Friendly Employer. The Military Friendly® Company designation is assigned to organizations that have met or exceeded their standard in critical areas of commitment to the military community.

Military Friendly: 2022 Military Friendly Supplier Diversity Program

Military Friendly: 2022 Military Friendly Supplier Diversity Program

United Rentals has been awarded the Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity award. The Military Friendly® Company designation is assigned to organizations that have met or exceeded their standard in critical areas of commitment to the military community.

Top Veteran Friendly Company: US Veterans Magazine

Top Veteran Friendly Company: US Veterans Magazine

United Rentals has been recognized as a Top Veteran Friendly Company by U.S. Veterans Magazine (USVM). At USVM, their goal is to open up employment, business and supplier opportunities within the federal government and corporate America for veterans, transitioning service members, disabled veterans, spouses and veteran business owners.

Military Friendly: 2022 Military Friendly Company

Military Friendly: 2022 Military Friendly Company

United Rentals has been awarded the Military Friendly® Company award. The Military Friendly® Company designation is assigned to organizations that have met or exceeded their standard in critical areas of commitment to the military community.

SoldierSocks/SoldierStrong

SoldierSocks/SoldierStrong

SoldierStrong presented United Rentals with the Corporate Leadership Award in 2014 for our work supporting our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Tower of Hope

The Tower of Hope

The Tower of Hope presented United Rentals in 2011 with the Thomas E. Sinton III Humanitarian Award for our exceptional continuing support of American Veterans.

ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve)

ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve)

We’ve received numerous awards from the ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve), including the Extraordinary Employer Support Award, the Seven Seals Award and the Pro Patria Award.