BW Autosports is highly motivated to help U.S. service members and veterans, not only short term but also in ways that provide a long-lasting impact on the lives of those transitioning. We understand that transitioning to a civilian career can be challenging, especially if desiring to enter a new industry. There are several similarities between military service and the motorsports industry, and because of this, BW Autosports is determined to assist transitioning members into new careers within the industry. We contacted the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and have expressed explicit interest in becoming an industry partner in the DOD SkillBridge program. This is a lengthy process, so please check back periodically for any updates. If interested, please indicate so through the email subscription link on our Contact Us page to be provided with any new updates automatically.

DOD SkillBridge Program Overview_

The DOD SkillBridge program is an opportunity for service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training, apprenticeships, or internships during the last 180 days of service. SkillBridge connects service members with industry partners in real-world job experiences.

For service members SkillBridge provides an invaluable chance to work and learn in civilian career areas. For industry partners SkillBridge is an opportunity to access and leverage the world’s most highly trained and motivated workforce at no cost. Service members participating in SkillBridge receive their military compensation and benefits, and industry partners provide the training and work experience.

SkillBridge is an excellent benefit for installation and Unit Commanders who have members about to be discharged from Active Duty. SkillBridge can help service members bridge the gap between the end of service and the beginning of their civilian careers. Commanders can greatly ease this return to civilian life by supporting their reports’ interest in SkillBridge. When mission permits, Commanders who support SkillBridge participation are helping their personnel find a civilian career with a trusted employer.

Service members can be granted up to 180 days of permissive duty to focus solely on training full-time with approved industry partners after unit commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) provides written authorization and approval. These industry partners offer real-world training and work experience in in-demand fields of work while having the opportunity to evaluate the service member’s suitability for the work.


As we progress towards IndyCar and remain committed to making a difference for our nation’s service members and veterans, we are proud to partner with organizations that share our passion for racing and veterans.


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