First Command News & Media
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Oct. 12, 2015
First Command Announces Affinity Partnership With AUSA
First Command unveils branded Visa card and other exclusive financial products for AUSA members during the non-profit organization's annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON DC –First Command Financial Services, Inc. announced today a major affinity partnership with the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), offering members of the non-profit organization a suite of banking products and services designed to meet the unique needs of America's career military.
As AUSA's exclusive financial services affiliate, First Command is offering a branded Platinum Visa and other products and services through its First Command Bank subsidiary. The new offerings were unveiled today during the 2015 AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
"Through our new partnership with the Association of the United States Army, we are reaffirming our 57-year commitment to serve the needs of America's career military families," said Scott Spiker, CEO of First Command Financial Services. "This relationship is particularly important in light of the financial stresses facing so many of our men and women in uniform in this uncertain environment of defense downsizing and military budget cuts. We look forward to offering AUSA members a variety of products and services that support sound financial management behaviors and the effective pursuit of long-term financial security."
In addition to the AUSA-branded credit card, First Command Bank is offering AUSA members:
- Checking Accounts
- Money Market Savings Accounts
- Certificates of Deposit
"The Association of the U.S. Army is pleased to enter into this affinity partnership," said retired Army Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, AUSA’s President and CEO. "We believe it offers a tangible benefit to our members and furthers our vision as a dedicated team committed to building the best professional and representative association for the world's best Army."
AUSA is the latest partner recruited by First Command through Squared Away®, the company's national initiative designed to extend awareness of and take action to address the critical life issues facing active-duty military, post-911 veterans and military spouses. First Command's other Squared Away‐related partners include the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes initiative; the non-profit Project Sanctuary (First Command serves as that group's exclusive financial planning partner); and the First Command Educational Foundation.
"Money issues are a common concern confronting many career military families," Spiker said. “They are more likely to feel insecure and financially stretched month to month than their civilian counterparts. With our new partnership with AUSA, we seek to continue to help military members and their families get their professional, personal and financial needs squared away so they have the opportunity for the future they desire."
About the Association of the United States Army
AUSA is a private, professional, non-profit educational organization that represents every American soldier by being the voice for all components of America's Army, fostering public support of the Army's role in national security and providing professional education and information programs.
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.