First Command News & Media
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — May. 10, 2017
First Command wins national military employer award
FORT WORTH, Texas – First Command Financial Services, Inc. announced today that it has won the 2017 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military award by RecruitMilitary, marking its second straight year to receive the national designation.
The annual MVE recognition is intended to help military–experienced job seekers identify the top employers to target for civilian careers. MVEs are selected annually based on those employers whose recruiting, training, and retention plans best serve military service members and veterans.
“We are honored to be recognized again this year as a top employer of transitioning military and veterans,” said Scott Spiker, chairman/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 to serve as 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 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 financial security.”
First Command boasts roughly 500 financial advisors, with seven out of ten coming from the ranks of veterans and military spouses. They serve in more than 170 offices worldwide.
“Veterans truly represent the finest talent our country has to offer,” said Peter Gudmundsson, President of RecruitMilitary. “Judging by the stature of the businesses that comprise the Most Valuable Employers for Military winners, we can see that organizations thrive when they include veteran hiring initiatives in their human resource strategies.”
The 2017 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military was open to all U.S.–based companies. In observance of Armed Forces Day, the annual list of MVEs will be released in the May/June issue of RecruitMilitary's Search & Employ® magazine.
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.