First Command News & Media
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — NOV. 13, 2015
First Command Ranked Among Nation's Top Employers Of Military Vets And Spouses
Victory Media recognizes First Command as a Military Friendly Employer® for fourth straight year and ranks it No. 31 in the finance industry
FORT WORTH, Texas — First Command Financial Services, Inc. announced today that it has been named a top employer of military veterans and spouses by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines.
First Command has earned the Military Friendly Employer® designation for the fourth straight year, and it ranks No. 31 among companies in the finance industry.
This year's Military Friendly Employer rankings highlight more than 220 companies exhibiting best practices in hiring military veterans and spouses. Companies were surveyed about key programs and policies, such as the strength of military recruiting efforts, percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs for veterans and policies on National Guard and Reserve service. Survey responses were scored against benchmarks, with results independently tested by Ernst & Young based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media and its independent Advisory Board.
"We are honored to be recognized again this year as a Military Friendly Employer," said Scott Spiker, CEO of First Command. "This ranking highlights our commitment to recruiting military veterans and spouses as the next generation of First Command Financial Advisors, continuing a military-focused hiring strategy that dates back to our company founding more than a half century ago. Recruiting financial professionals with military experience is an ideal way to meet the growing demand for face-to-face financial advisory services delivered in the communities where our servicemember clients live and work. Today's military families are facing unique personal finance challenges, and they are seeking the help of knowledgeable and trustworthy Financial Advisors to coach them in the pursuit of long-term financial security."
First Command employs more than 400 Financial Advisors, about 70 percent of whom come from the ranks of veterans and military spouses. First Command and other Military Friendly® Employers are featured on www.MilitaryFriendly.com.
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.