First Command News & Media
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — May 26, 2016
First Command wins national military employer award
FORT WORTH, Texas – First Command Financial Services, Inc. announced today that it has won the Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military award by CivilianJobs.com.
The annual MVE recognition is intended to help military-experienced job seekers and veterans identify the top employers to target for civilian careers.
“We are honored to be recognized as a top employer of transitioning military and veterans,” said Scott Spiker, CEO of First Command. “This ranking highlights a military-focused hiring strategy that dates back to our company’s founding in 1958. Recruiting military veterans and spouses as the next generation of First Command Financial Advisors is an ideal way to meet the growing demand for face-to-face financial advisory services delivered in the communities where our service member 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 nearly 500 financial advisors, about 71 percent of whom come from the ranks of veterans and military spouses.
“I congratulate the employers recognized as MVEs today and further thank all of them for their commitment to our country’s veterans and military personnel,” said Tim Best, CEO, Bradley-Morris, Inc., parent company of CivilianJobs.com. “This year’s list of Most Valuable Employers for Military winners is a testament to the variety of companies and industries that make it an annual goal to hire transitioning military and veterans. These companies truly embrace and value the level of talent that is ingrained in each military-experienced job seeker.
The 2016 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military was open to all U.S.-based companies. The winners were selected based on surveys in which employers outlined their recruiting, training and retention plans that best serve military service members and veterans. In addition to being recognized in the May issue of Military Transition News, CivilianJobs.com’s worldwide military base newspaper, winning employers will also be displayed on the CivilianJobs.com website.
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.