FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–First Command Financial Services, Inc. announced today that it has received the 2020 Military Friendly(R) Employers Gold Award and has been ranked a Top 10 Employer of military veterans and spouses.
Military Friendly Employers(R) is an annual recognition program of VIQTORY, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business. Rankings are created using data sources through continuously improved methodology, criteria, and weightings developed with the help of an independent research firm, and proprietary survey information from participating organizations.
First Command is ranked No. 9 in the financial services and banking industry among companies of its size. This year marks First Command’s eighth straight year to be recognized as a top military employer.
“We are honored to be recognized again this year for our commitment to recruiting military veterans and spouses,” said Scott Spiker, chairman and CEO of First Command. “Recruiting those with military experience is an ideal way to meet the continuing demand for face-to-face financial coaching. Our Nation’s military families face 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.”
Four out of five First Command Financial Advisors come from the ranks of veterans and military spouses. First Command employs roughly 500 Advisors. Information on First Command and other 2020 Military Friendly(R) Employers is featured on www.MilitaryFriendly.com.
About Military Friendly(R) Employers
The Military Friendly(R) Employers list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 employers nationwide, input from employed veterans and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly(R) Employers survey from participating organizations. The survey questions, methodology, criteria, and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm (EY) and an advisory council of educators and employers. Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services, independently evaluated the scoring methodology used for the Military Friendly(R) Employers list using the criteria set forth by VIQTORY. The services performed by EY are limited to advisory procedures and do not provide assurance over the scoring methodology. The survey is administered for free and is open to all post-secondary schools and employers that wish to participate. 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.
First Command Financial Services, Inc., is the parent of First Command Financial Planning, Inc. (Member SIPC, FINRA), First Command Advisory Services, 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, 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.