For more than 50 years, First Command
has served those in greatest need
of competent, ethical financial planning.
First Command’s history of serving the financial planning needs of American families begins in the late1950s, when United States Air Force Lt. Col. Carroll Payne had the occasion to work closely with the families of several crew members killed in an aircraft accident. Saddened by the survivors’ financial difficulties and recognizing that without intervention, military families would struggle and often fail to realize their financial goals and dreams, Lt. Col. Payne began laying the groundwork for the company he would organize in 1958 and which would grow to become First Command.
Today, First Command provides not only financial solutions for military professionals and their families, but extends its more than 50 years of experience to the delivery of financial solutions for federal employees and life stage financial solutions for individuals and families from all walks of life.
Our mission is coaching those who serve in their pursuit of financial security. We provide planning and advice that embrace time-tested principles such as consistent saving, disciplined investing, and a thoughtful insurance strategy to manage risks to financial well-being. Through continuous coaching in the financial behaviors conducive to success, First Command Financial Advisors build trustworthy, lasting relationships with clients.