About 14 percent of the department's civilian workforce have disabilities and officials hope to increase that percentage, according to a Pentagon news release.
"Veterans with disabilities bring values to DoD such as familiarity with military culture, proven leadership and the ability to enter the workforce and perform on day one," noted Stephen King, director of disability programs.
"Hiring veterans and others with disabilities contributes to military readiness," King added. "DoD will reap the benefits of those who have served by hiring them after their service."
The program is being pushed through various initiatives including Hiring Heroes job fairs and the Veterans Hiring Initiative. The department also recruits young people with disabilities at more than 250 college campuses, the release pointed out.
"We want to focus on all types of positions and grade levels to be inclusive of individuals with all types of disabilities," the director reported.
He said the department is also focusing on technology to aid the disabled in the workplace.
"When you look at what we're capable of providing, with the right assistance, it's actually quite phenominal and it's only going to get better," King stressed.