First Command Financial Services Adds New Members to Its Military Advisory Board

The First Command Military Advisory Board is a select group of retired senior flag officers and senior enlisted leaders representing each branch of the nation’s military services. Its members advise company leadership on how to best serve the financial interests of America’s career military families.

Retired Vice Admiral Sean Buck and SEAC Ramon “CZ” Colón-López have joined the First Command Financial Services Military Advisory Board.

“We are pleased to welcome Vice Admiral Buck and SEAC Colón-López to our Military Advisory Board,” First Command President and CEO Mark Steffe said in a statement. “They share our passion for serving the needs of those who serve and the overall success and health of our men and women in uniform. Both men have enjoyed long and distinguished military careers, rising to the pinnacle of their services. I look forward to working closely with them and the rest of the Military Advisory Board as we continue our mission of coaching those who serve in their pursuit of financial security.”

Buck served in the U.S. Navy for 40 years. He became the 63rd Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy in July 2019, and he served in that position until his retirement in September.

Colón-López enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in December 1990. In December 2019, he became the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the most senior enlisted service member in the U.S. armed forces. Colón-López retired in November.

Buck said he is “proud to have joined the Military Advisory Board to help military service members and their families pursue financial security and stability.”

SEAC Colón-López said he and his wife, Janet, are honored “to join the Military Advisory Board as we continue to serve those who serve our nation. As they focus on defending our nation, we will do everything in our power to set them up for success.”

The mission of the board and First Command

The First Command Military Advisory Board is a select group of retired senior flag officers and senior enlisted leaders representing each branch of the nation’s military services that advise company leadership on how to best serve the interests of America’s career military families.

First Command said the board is committed to providing the company with independent perspective and advice on important issues including:

  • Trends within the military that affect personnel and their families.
  • Evolving and specific financial needs of military families.
  • Building strong, collaborative relationships with each branch of the service, their civilian workforce and reserve force, and the National Guard.
  • Aligning the company’s high ethical standards with the high standards of the military.

First Command Financial Services and its subsidiaries, including First Command Brokerage Services, First Command Advisory Services, and First Command Bank, coach military families in their pursuit of financial security.

Since 1958, First Command Financial Advisors have been shaping positive financial behaviors through face-to-face coaching with hundreds of thousands of client families.

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