FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–First Command Financial Services, Inc. has signed the Employer Support
of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Statement of Support, reaffirming its
long-standing commitment to employing America’s career military.
Employers signing a statement of support pledge to:
Fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment
and Reemployment Rights Act.
Provide our managers and supervisors with the tools they need to
effectively manage those employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
Appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills servicemembers
bring to the workforce and will encourage opportunities to employ
guardsmen, reservists, and veterans.
Continually recognize and support our country’s servicemembers and
their families in peace, in crisis, and in war.
First Command signed the Statement of Support during an ESGR ceremony
today at the company’s corporate headquarters in Fort Worth. The
Statement of Support Program is the cornerstone of ESGR’s effort to gain
and maintain employer support for the Guard and Reserve.
“Through our signing of this Statement of Support, we are reaffirming
our 57-year commitment to serve the needs of America’s career military
families,” said Scott Spiker, CEO of First Command. “Since 1958, we have
helped thousands of transitioning servicemembers, military veterans and
military spouses find meaningful careers as Financial Advisors, skilled
support professionals and corporate executives in locations around the
world. Nearly 70 percent of our Advisor force comes from the ranks of
veterans and military spouses. That proud tradition of recruiting those
who serve includes members of the National Guard and Reserve. We are
committed to making sure these employees know that their jobs will be
there for them when they return from military service.”
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense
office established in 1972 to develop and maintain employer support for
Guard and Reserve service. ESGR advocates relevant initiatives,
recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws,
and resolves conflict between service members and employers. Paramount
to ESGR’s mission is encouraging the employment of Guardsmen and
Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership
to the civilian workforce.
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.
First Command Financial Services, Inc., is the parent of First
Command Financial Planning, Inc. (Member SIPC,
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 Educational
Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity. It is not affiliated with
First Command Financial Services, Inc., or any of its affiliated