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Employees: 13,000+

Headquarters: Brentwood, TN


Industry: Law Enforcement & Security


Make your next mission CoreCivic

We invite Veterans to join CoreCivic. We value your leadership and technical skills, as well as your commitment to service. 


We recognize the outstanding contributions of military members and their families make every day for our great nation. At our facilities, we offer career growth, leadership opportunities and a close-knit community. Our goal is to hire and assist in the transition from the military into a rewarding and long-lasting career.


At CoreCivic, we currently employ over 2,000 veterans at our 70 plus locations across the U.S. Regardless of your specialty, CoreCivic offers many career paths that are challenging and provide growth. Join the dedicated men and women who continue to serve our country today.


Many Paths to Opportunities


At CoreCivic, you can choose to follow a variety of career paths. Many of our employees start their careers at our facilities and have transitioned into managing roles at our corporate headquarters. Veterans can utilize their skills to serve in a safety or security role. Your years of service in the military can easily translate into a position at CoreCivic, such as a correctional officer, shift supervisor or warden. Are you interested to learn more? Contact Patty Cooper at to learn more about our opportunities.


Benefits and Culture


We believe that services work both ways. That's why we provide our employees with a safe and secure work environment, extensive training, competitive compensation and benefits package. Learn more about our benefits, including health insurance, paid time off and 401(k) savings plan.


"No matter what your job was in the military some aspect of it can and will be used in your job here at CoreCivic."

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Hannah Collins

Coordinator, Compensation Family Support Center, U.S. Army Reserves

The advice I would give Veterans looking to work at CoreCivic is to utilize the skills and experience you learned while in the military to your advantage. 

"The job brings a sense of pride. I get to serve the community in a different role." 

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John Meyer

Red Rock's Special Security Unit (SSU) Sergeant

Being a Veteran in corrections has been great. The structure is often similar to what I experienced in the military.


"CoreCivic places a premium on professionals who serve with pride, respect, integrity, a sense of duty and excellence. All these core values parallel the distinctive qualities of military leaders."

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Jon T. Shonebarger Jr.

Chaplain; US Air Force, Technical Sergeant

The opportunity to serve and protect the public correlates with the commitment that service members made to our great country.  

"You'll love the people and the mission here at CoreCivic."

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John Pfeiffer

Vice President, Technology Facility Support Center; U.S. Navy


We encourage you to give serious consideration to joining our team. We will be mutually benefitted.

"I truly enjoy working at CoreCivic."

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Steven Scott

Director, Human Resources | Community Corrections

The camaraderie and sense of purpose is exactly what I was looking for in a civilian career. I especially enjoy working with Veterans in aligning their skills to a career at CoreCivic.