We recently announced a major commitment to our nation’s veterans and military families – our pledge to onboard 50,000 driver partners from the military community to the Uber platform over the next 18 months. Thousands of partners from across the country have already taken advantage of the entrepreneurial opportunity offered by the UberMILITARY initiative and today, we’re thrilled to announce the outstanding individuals who have signed up to help lead this effort as part of the UberMILITARY Advisory Board.
Together, they represent all branches of the armed services and include a retired four-star general and a former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This powerhouse advisory board will serve in a volunteer capacity alongside UberMILITARY Board Chairman, Former Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert Gates, and will help Uber continue to put forward initiatives to positively impact military communities.
UberMILITARY ADVISORY BOARD
Secretary Robert M. Gates
22nd Secretary of Defense (2006-2011)
COO The Hill, Spouse of General George Casey, 36th Chief Staff of the Army
General Peter Chiarelli, USA (Ret.)
Vice Chief of Staff, United States Army (2008-2012)
General William Fraser, USAF (Ret.)
Commander, United States Transportation Command (2009-2011)
Lieutenant General Kathleen Gainey, USA (Ret.)
Deputy Commander, United States Transportation Command (2011-2013)
General James Mattis, USMC (Ret.)
Commander, United States Central Command (2010-2013)
General Stanley McChrystal, USA (Ret.)
Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) (2009-2010)
Admiral Mike Mullen, USN (Ret.)
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (2007-2011)
Admiral Eric Olson, USN (Ret.)
Commander, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) (2007-2011)
In addition, we are excited to join forces with the Fairfax at Embassy Row, The Luxury Collection – Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Starbucks and Delta Air Lines to send six of our top UberMILITARY driver partners and their families to Washington, D.C. for the Concert for Valor. The concert is a first-of-its-kind event hosted by HBO, Starbucks and Chase bringing together artists, celebrities, veterans and their families and millions of Americans on Veteran’s Day to honor the courage and sacrifice of our military community. The UberMILITARY driver partners selected to attend were nominated from all across the US based on service excellence.
We look forward to celebrating our nation’s veterans next week and to bringing thousands of additional members of the military community onto the Uber platform in the coming months. Click here for more information on UberMILITARY or to learn more about partnering with us as a driver.