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First Command Difference | First Command

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Our Advisors have a deep understanding of military life and can help you integrate your benefits into a comprehensive financial plan that fits your unique circumstances and goals.

Our Mission

Coaching those who serve in their pursuit of financial security.

Our Strategy

Face-to-face coaching at every stage of your life.

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Getting Started

Building lasting bonds.
We are dedicated to keeping you and your family financially secure from the start of your military career to retirement and beyond, at home or during deployment, in times of joy and in times of tragedy.
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Military Life

Standing with you through all of life’s changes.
We'll help you develop positive financial behaviors so that you’re ready for every step of your journey. Whether you’re just starting out or nearing retirement, we’ll be there to guide you.
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Service and Beyond

Enjoying lifelong financial security.
We’ll develop a retirement income plan that will make it easy for you to transition into retirement when you’re ready to take that step.
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Diversity and Inclusion

Cultivating a space where all are welcome.
At First Command, diversity and inclusion are deeply rooted in our core values of courage, love and effectiveness. We recognize and appreciate the value of a diverse workforce, and we foster an inclusive environment where employees are encouraged to express their authentic identities as we work together to fulfill our company’s vision of lifelong financial security for our nation’s military families.

Our Origins

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In the early 1950s, Air Force Lt. Col. Carroll Payne worked closely with the families of several crew members killed in a series of training flights. Saddened by the survivors’ financial difficulties, he began laying the groundwork for the company that would become First Command.

In 1958, First Command was founded with a simple goal: to improve the financial well-being of service members and their families. Today, more than 60 years later, our commitment remains the same. We strive to give military families the peace of mind that comes from being prepared and the confidence that comes from being at their best... in every facet of their lives.

Get Squared Away®

Let's start with your financial plan.

Answer just a few simple questions and — If we determine that you can benefit from working with us — we’ll put you in touch with a First Command Advisor to create your personalized financial plan. There’s no obligation, and no cost for active duty military service members and their immediate families.