First Command News & Media
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — May. 16, 2017
First Command named a Military Times Best for Vets employer
FORT WORTH, Texas – First Command Financial Services, Inc. announced today that it has been named a 2017 “Best for Vets” employer by Military Times.
The annual rankings are the result of a meticulous, months–long process. Military Times invites companies to fill out its nearly 100–question survey, tests to ensure the accuracy of responses, carefully evaluates survey data and includes only the best companies in its published rankings. Businesses large and small participate, and the list includes many Fortune 500 companies.
“We are honored to be recognized by Military Times for our efforts to recruit from the ranks of service members, veterans and military spouses,” said Scott Spiker, chairman/CEO of First Command. “We believe that tapping into the goal–oriented, mission–driven culture of the armed forces is an ideal way to meet the continuing demand for face–to–face financial advisory services delivered in the communities where our military clients live and work. Since our founding in 1958, service member families have provided us with a reliable stream of knowledgeable and trustworthy financial advisors who are uniquely suited to coach those who serve in their pursuit of financial security.”
First Command boasts roughly 500 financial advisors, with seven out of ten coming from the ranks of veterans and military spouses. They serve in more than 170 offices worldwide.
“The Best for Vets designation and logo cannot be bought. Only earned,” said George Altman, the Military Times editor in charge of the rankings. “The companies on the Military Times Best for Vets list earned their rankings through determined efforts to recruit and support service members, veterans and military families. These efforts deserve recognition from the country and should get the attention of veterans looking for a new career.”
About First Command
First Command Financial Services and its subsidiaries, including First Command Bank and First Command Financial Planning, assist American families in their efforts to build wealth, reduce debt and pursue their lifetime financial goals and dreams—focusing on consumer behavior as the first and most powerful determinant of results. Through knowledgeable advice and coaching of the financial behaviors conducive to success, First Command Financial Advisors have built trustworthy, lasting relationships with hundreds of thousands of client families since 1958.