FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Command Financial Services, Inc. is proud to serve as a Gold Level sponsor for the 2019 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® Award, continuing its long history of supporting the wives and husbands of career service members.
The annual award, which was established by Military Spouse magazine in 2008, has honored hundreds of military spouses for their advocacy and support within the military community. This year’s honorees include Kristie Rigdon, a First Command Financial Advisor and the 2019 base winner representing Fort Richardson. She will be among the many spouses, community leaders and military friendly employers who will be attending or recognized at the Town Hall on May 8 and awards ceremony on May 9 in Washington, D.C.
“First Command is honored to support this award in partnership with Armed Forces Insurance, which also serves as the property and casualty insurance provider for our clients,” said Scott Spiker, chairman/CEO of First Command. “Our commitment to military spouses is underscored by the recognition that these women and men are the key financial decision makers for their families and face unique challenges in finding and maintaining meaningful employment because of frequent moves. The Military Spouse of the Year® Award offers yet another opportunity to support the causes that matter to our Nation’s military families.”
As part of its sponsorship activities, First Command will also be recognizing military spouse entrepreneurs. The company will be presenting the 2019 military branch winners with gifts it purchased from several spouse-owned businesses.
The First Command Advisors and support teams in our local offices have been hosting military spouse appreciation events where they recognize nominees and base winners. Several of this year’s nominees are First Command Advisors. They include Kellie Jones Kuhar for MacDill AFB, Dina Becker for Camp Lejeune, Olivia Inglett for the Virginia National Guard, Heather McKinstry for NAS Oceana, and Monica McKenna for the Fifth Coast Guard District.
About Armed Forces Insurance
Armed Forces Insurance (AFI) is the insurance company of choice for current and retired members of the uniformed services, their children, and Department of Defense civilians. Founded in 1887 by military leaders with a single mission: to protect the property of those who protect our nation, providing premium quality, competitively priced property and casualty insurance to military professionals throughout the Armed Forces. We know our members have unique circumstances and insurance needs, and we offer a level of personalized service that is unequaled in the industry-because OUR MISSION IS YOU ® - and your peace of mind. The company also furthers our strong commitment to give back to military and local communities through important programs and sponsorships including the Great American Patriot Award presented at the Armed Forces Bowl, the Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® Award, the Vetrepreneur® of the Year Award, and the Military Warriors Support Foundation. In early 2015, AFI established the Armed Forces Insurance Foundation to assist in educating the military community on a wide array of key personal financial topics to help them succeed. For more information, visit the website at www.afi.org or call 1-800-495-8234, and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. They can also learn more about the MSOY program at https://msoy.afi.org/.
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.