FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–First Command Financial Services, Inc. announced today that it has received a 2019 Military Friendly® Employers Gold Award and has been named a 2019 Military Friendly® Spouse Employer by VIQTORY, marking the company’s seventh straight year to be recognized as a top employer of military veterans and spouses.
VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that promotes the Military Friendly® Employers program as a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families. This program uses data sources through continuously improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with help of an independent research firm and proprietary survey information from participating organizations.
“We are honored to be recognized again this year through the Military Friendly® program as a top employer of military veterans and spouses,” 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 are veterans or military spouses. First Command employs roughly 500 Advisors. Information on First Command and other 2019 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 Ernst & Young. 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 www.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. https://www.firstcommand.com/
First Command Financial Services, Inc., is the parent of First Command Financial Planning, Inc. (Member SIPC, FINRA), First Command Advisory Services, Inc., First Command Insurance Services, Inc. and First Command Bank. Financial planning services and investment products, including securities, are offered by First Command Financial Planning, Inc. , a broker-dealer. Financial planning and investment advisory services are offered by First Command Advisory Services, Inc., an investment adviser. Insurance products and services are offered by First Command Insurance Services, Inc., in all states except Montana, where as required by law, insurance products and services are offered by First Command Financial Services, Inc. (a separate Montana domestic corporation). Banking products and services are offered by First Command Bank. In certain states, as required by law, First Command Insurance Services, Inc. does business as a separate domestic corporation. Securities products are not FDIC insured, have no bank guarantee and may lose value. A financial plan, by itself, cannot assure that retirement or other financial goals will be met. First Command Financial Services, Inc. and its related entities are not affiliated with, authorized to sell or represent on behalf of or otherwise endorsed by any federal employee benefits programs referenced, by the U.S. government, or the U.S. armed forces. VIQTORY is not affiliated with First Command Financial Services, Inc., or any of its affiliated entities.