FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Command Financial Services, Inc., today announced the appointment of two retired senior military leaders to serve on the First Command Military Advisory Board.
Fleet Master Chief Petty Officer Charles “Chuck” Clarke joins the Board after serving more than 29 years in the U.S. Navy, culminating in his assignment as the 17th Fleet Master Chief for the United States Fleet Forces Command. When he retired in April 2016, he was one of the top five enlisted Sailors in the service.
Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Alford L. McMichael served more than 36 years. He was the 14th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps between 1999 and 2003. His military career culminated in an appointment as the first ever senior noncommissioned officer for Allied Command Operations to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (NATO).
“We are pleased to welcome these two retired NCOs to our Military Advisory Board,” said Scott Spiker, CEO of First Command. “They believe in our Mission and share our passion for serving the needs of those who serve. Each has enjoyed a long and distinguished career, rising to the pinnacle of his service. They continue to remain positively involved in the military community.”
The First Command Military Advisory Board is a select group of retired senior flag officers and senior enlisted leaders from the nation’s military services who advise company leadership on how to best serve the interests of America’s career military families. This 10-member board is committed to providing First Command with independent perspective and advice on important issues including:
- Trends within the military that affect personnel and their families.
- Evolving and specific financial needs of military families.
- Products and services that serve the best interest of military families.
- Building strong, collaborative relationships with each branch of the service, their civilian workforce and reserve force, and the National Guard.
- Aligning the company’s high ethical standards with the high standards of the military.
“Perhaps most importantly, members of the First Command Military Advisory Board believe in our commitment to not only serve the financial needs of our clients, but also take an interest in the overall success and health of our men and women in uniform,” Spiker said. “They are committed to helping us help career service members plan for and pursue the financial security they seek for themselves and their families.”
To learn more about the First Command Military Advisory Board, http://www.firstcommand.com/military-advisory-board.htm.
About First Command
First Command Financial Services and its subsidiaries, including First Command Advisory Services, 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.
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.