First Command News & Media
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — December 5, 2017
First Command ranked among Nation’s top employers of military vets and spouses
Victory Media recognizes First Command as a Military Friendly Employer® for sixth straight year.
FORT WORTH, Texas – First Command Financial Services, Inc. announced today that it has received a Military Friendly® Employers Gold Award and has been named a Military Friendly® Spouse Employer by Victory Media, marking the company's sixth straight year to be recognized as a top employer of military veterans and spouses.
Victory Media promotes the Military Friendly® Employers program as the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Employers is provided to service members and their families, helping them discover the best post-military career opportunities available.
“We are honored to be recognized again this year as a Military Friendly® Employer,” said Scott Spiker, chairman/CEO of First Command. “Since our founding in 1958, we have been committed to recruiting military veterans and spouses to serve as First Command Financial Advisors. Recruiting those with military experience is an ideal way to meet the growing demand for face-to-face financial coaching delivered in the communities where our service member clients live and work. Our Nation'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 their pursuit of financial security.”
Seven out of 10 First Command Financial Advisors come from the ranks of veterans and military spouses. First Command employs more than 490 Advisors. Information on First Command and other 2018 Military Friendly® Employers is featured on www.MilitaryFriendly.com.
About Military Friendly® Employers
The Military Friendly® Employers list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for thousands of federal contractors nationwide, input of military employees, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Employers survey from participating companies. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weightings were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. Data calculations and tabulations were independently evaluated for completeness and accuracy by EY. The survey is administered for free and is open to companies that have hired veterans in the past 12 months. Criteria for consideration can be found at https://militaryfriendly.com
About First Command
First Command Financial Services and its subsidiaries, including First Command Financial Planning 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.