Rideshare company Uber is rolling out an aggressive new campaign to put veterans in the driver's seat.
The company is now looking to join forces with the men and women of the military with the launch of UberMILITARY. Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has signed on to be a voluntary chairman of UberMILITARY. The project plans to put 50,000 veterans to work as drivers over the next 18 years.
"Over the next couple years hundreds of thousands of military members are going to transition back into the civilian life. We feel we have an obligation to help that transition," said Wayne Ting, Uber General Manager.