Partner Spotlight

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First Command Financial Services is selected as the latest CGSC Foundation Corporate Partner Spotlight.

“First Command has provided tremendous support to the CGSC Foundation for several years now,” said Foundation President/CEO Rod Cox. “They have been the sole sponsor of the highly successful Command and General Staff School and the Simons Center co-sponsored InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series, a multi-year sponsor of our Distinguished Speaker Series of lectures, and most recently were a sponsor of our 5K run/walk event.”

Cox added that First Command also subsidizes the alumni association life membership fees for CGSC academic award winners and contributes to the Foundation’s outreach efforts through advertising in the Foundation News magazine.

“We can’t thank George Harris and his entire team at First Command here enough,” Cox said. “They have made a long term and continuing commitment to our mission in support of the College.”

First Command’s mission – coaching those who serve in their pursuit of financial security – was begun in the 1950s, when Air Force Lt. Col. Carroll Payne had the occasion to work closely with the families of several crew members killed in a training flight. Saddened by the survivors’ financial difficulties, Lt. Col. Payne began thinking about how he might be able to help other military families avoid the same fate. In 1958, he began laying the groundwork for the company that would become First Command and First Command Financial Advisors have been shaping positive financial behaviors through face-to-face coaching with hundreds of thousands of client families ever since in support of their vision to creating “lifelong financial security for our nation’s military families.”  For more information about First Command visit

The CGSC Foundation is proud to spotlight First Command Financial Services for their continuing outstanding support of the Foundation and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.