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First Command Recruits Retired Army General for Company Leadership

October 24, 2022

FORT WORTH, Texas – First Command Financial Services, Inc., announced today that retired Army Gen. Michael Garrett has joined the company’s board of directors, effective Nov. 4.   

“From its first day in existence in 1958, First Command has led the way in helping our Nation’s military families get their financial lives squared away, and we are honored to have Gen. Garrett join us in this crucial work,” said First Command President/CEO Mark Steffe. “I look forward to working closely with Gen. Garrett and the rest of the board as we continue our Mission of coaching those who serve in their pursuit of financial security.” 

Gen. Garrett experienced a long and distinguished military career, culminating with his service as the commanding general of the U.S. Army Forces Command from 2019 to his retirement this year. He is the newest retired flag officer to join the company’s board of directors. Others include: 

  • Vice Adm. Jody A. Breckenridge, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Vice Adm. Barry M. Costello, U.S. Navy
  • Lt. Gen. John F. Sattler, U.S. Marine Corps

“Great people make great organizations, and First Command's talented people and strong culture make a profound impact on those they serve,” Garrett said. “Their values and commitment to military families, which I share, allowed us to form a natural and immediate partnership. I look forward to serving with the First Command team and contributing to their vision of lifelong financial security for our Nation's military families.” 

The First Command Board of Directors is the governing body of the company and the ultimate advocate of its ethical standards. The board selects the senior executive team, provides them with advice and counsel, and monitors their performance. In addition, the board ensures that high ethical standards are reflected in the company’s everyday culture. 

To learn more about the First Command Board of Directors, visit

About First Command
First Command Financial Services and its subsidiaries, including First Command Brokerage Services, First Command Advisory Services, and First Command Bank, coach our Nation’s military families in their pursuit of financial security. Since 1958, First Command Financial Advisors have been shaping positive financial behaviors through face-to-face coaching with hundreds of thousands of client families.

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