FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 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, 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.