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Veterans and active military

At Advocate Aurora Health, we’re committed to building a community and culture veterans can be proud to work in. We value the experience you gained through your military experience and appreciate the sacrifices you and your family have made. We’re here to help you transition to civilian employment and help you use the resourcefulness, project management skills and leadership attributes you grew in the military, so you can thrive in your career while strengthening our team.

We encourage team members throughout the organization to use their voice to help us improve care, both for patients and team members. Our more than 2,500 team members who have shared their veteran status and active military team members continue to provide insights and ideas for how we can evolve our programs to best meet their needs, as well as those of potential future team members.

Our leaders

“Advocate Aurora affords you the opportunity to work on multiple projects and assume additional responsibilities when ready. They’re always willing to offer stretch assignments and support is always available.”

– Javier Medero

US Navy Veteran

Meet Javier

Navy veteran Javier Medero, Director of Surgical Services and Digestive Health, feels supported as a leader and military veteran. He learned skills as a hospital corpsman surgical technologist that helped him transition into a surgical role in civilian life. The selflessness, discipline, focus and emotional intelligence he also honed through his military experience help him to be a strong leader today. He sees his role to protect and support his team, encouraging and teaching them to be resourceful and “work through the problem,” as he learned in the Navy. His goal is to ensure the team has a great quality of life, so they can focus 100% on the patient.

We’re making an impact for veterans


veteran team members


passionate team members in our Veterans Committee


female veteran team members

Military FAQ

If I’m in the reserve/guard and get called for duty, will Advocate Aurora allow me flexibility?

Yes. We’re thankful for your service and will do all we can to accommodate your schedule. We ask that you inform your immediate supervisor as soon as possible so we can make arrangements.

Can I apply to work at Advocate Aurora if I’m still in the military?

Yes. You can apply at any time. When you connect with a member of the recruiting team, be sure to let them know of your end service date.

Do I need a physical copy of my DD214?

No. You don’t need to submit any formal documentation of your military service in order to be employed with us or to receive any of our benefits.

If I’m called to deploy for service, will I be able to keep my position?

While we likely will need to find a replacement for your position while you’re serving, when you return, you’ll be able to return to your position or one of a similar title and pay.

I have other questions about my application. Who can help?

For additional frequently asked questions or for more information about our application, interview and onboarding processes, visit our applicant resources page.