UberMILITARY Director Showcases Program At Congressional Hearing
Todd Bowers, Director of UberMILITARY, testified before the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity this week where he discussed the economic opportunities and flexibility being a driver-partner provides to veterans and military families throughout the country.
At the hearing, appropriately titled “Veterans in Tech: Innovative Careers for All Generations of Veterans,” Todd outlined the successes of the UberMILITARY program – including partnering with more than 50,000 members of the military community – and what the future looks like for this program as we strive to continue to impact this community.
Take a few minutes to watch Todd’s powerful opening statement at yesterday’s hearing:
We’re very proud of this program here at Uber and of its continued success – as Chairman Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio), a retired U.S. Army Reservist responded to Todd today, “Hooah.”
As we look at the future for UberMILITARY, we are setting new goals that will continue to have an impact that this community has earned and deserves. Our new mission is as follows:
- $500M in earnings to driver partners who have served in the military and their families by 2020. We want our UberMILITARY veterans and families to take home half a billion dollars by 2020 throughout their work as driver partners.
- Increase access to reliable transportation in military communities and reduce alcohol-related incidents on and around military installations. UberMILITARY is going to focus on making transportation more accessible around military installations by reaching out and working with base commanders and community leaders to ensure that everyone has a safe ride. By expanding access to reliable rides at the push of a button, we hope to see a reduction in alcohol-related incidents in military communities. We look forward to expanding our partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to provide safety education programs on and around military installations.
- Make Uber even more rewarding for drivers from military backgrounds. We are currently expanding existing programs to offer unique rewards specifically for members of the UberMILITARY family.
UberMILITARY is not just for veterans, it’s also for military family members who are looking for the flexibility, transferability, and opportunity that comes with being a driver-partner with Uber. If you’re interested in becoming a part of the UberMILITARY family, learn more about how to sign-up here.