FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Command Financial Services, Inc. announced today that it has won the Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military award by CivilianJobs.com.
The annual MVE recognition is intended to help military-experienced job seekers and veterans identify the top employers to target for civilian careers.
"We are honored to be recognized as a top employer of transitioning military and veterans," said Scott Spiker, 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 as the next generation of 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 service member 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 long-term financial security."
First Command employs nearly 500 financial advisors, about 71 percent of whom come from the ranks of veterans and military spouses.
"I congratulate the employers recognized as MVEs today and further thank all of them for their commitment to our country's veterans and military personnel," said Tim Best, CEO, Bradley-Morris, Inc., parent company of CivilianJobs.com. "This year's list of Most Valuable Employers for Military winners is a testament to the variety of companies and industries that make it an annual goal to hire transitioning military and veterans. These companies truly embrace and value the level of talent that is ingrained in each military-experienced job seeker."
The 2016 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military was open to all US-based companies. The winners were selected based on surveys in which employers outlined their recruiting, training and retention plans that best serve military service members and veterans. In addition to being recognized in the May issue of Military Transition News, CivilianJobs.com's worldwide military base newspaper, winning employers will also be displayed on the CivilianJobs.com website.
About First Command
First Command Financial Services and its subsidiaries, including 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.
The CivilianJobs.com Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military serves 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. The MVE recognition is produced by CivilianJobs.com, where Americas military connects with civilian careers. CivilianJobs.com, with parent company Bradley-Morris, Inc. (BMI), the largest military-focused recruiting firm in the US, together deliver the largest military-to-civilian footprint available to companies seeking to recruit and hire from the military talent pool. BMI is based in metro-Atlanta, Georgia.
About Military Transition News (MTN)
Published since 2005, Military Transition News is a bi-monthly multi-media publication (print / email / web) featuring practical information for job seekers, including resume and interviewing tips, transition planning and strategy recommendations, company profiles, and advice from transition experts. MTN is distributed to military bases worldwide via military transition classes, through Military Transition Offices (TAP and ACAP), military hospitals, USO centers and email distribution.
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 US government, or the US armed forces.