First Command named top employer for military


First Command Financial Services Inc. announced May 10 it received 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 and 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 service member clients live and work.”

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First Command has about 500 financial advisors, with seven out of 10 coming from the ranks of veterans and military spouses. They serve in more than 170 offices worldwide.

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.

Fort Worth-based First Command Financial Services and its subsidiaries, including First Command Financial Planning and First Command Bank, works with military families to achieve financial security.

– FWBP Staff