Our Mission

To educate those who serve. We are committed to ensuring that our active duty and veteran service members, and others, receive financial readiness education. Our programs offer valuable and relevant material on numerous topics, regardless of career or life stage.

Our Programs

We are dedicated to improving financial readiness for all. Being financially ready gives people the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed, intelligent financial decisions, alleviating stress and uncertainty.


Our fundraising events bring together people united in our mission to educate those who serve. Visit our Get Involved page to find out how you can sponsor, attend, or volunteer at our next event!

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Come join us on the golf course! Enjoy the best of both, supporting deserving students and playing in a golf tournament! Your advocacy builds on a proud 40-year legacy of supporting students in their time of need. An investment in the Carroll H. Payne Scholarship voices a powerful endorsement that a degree is much more than accumulated knowledge and technical expertise. A college or trade school degree transforms lives, lifts families, and helps secure our future. Make sure to bring your A game to get the chance to win some trophies!

Registration includes green fees, golf carts, breakfast, lunch, and some on-course contests. Adult beverages, other food options, and additional games are available for purchase.

Early registration discounts end August 18, 2023

Have questions? Email edufoundation@fcef.com

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First Command Educational Foundation is a wholly independent 501(c)(3) public charity and is not affiliated with First Command Financial Services, Inc. or any of its affiliated entities.

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Service members and their families often fall into financial hardship due to the demands of military service, as well as unscrupulous money lenders. To help service members cope with these challenges, the federal government implemented two laws specifically for the financial protection of service members.

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As a result of a complex network of resources, veterans and their families are not aware of benefits to which they are entitled and consequently, fail to make full use of benefits that they earned for serving their country. There are, however, multiple resources available that provide this information.

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Economic hardship and financial stress can have overwhelming effect on families, impacting every facet of life and family members of all ages. Service members and their families who may be facing financial challenges may seek help from various military, government, and community organizations and resources.

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On December 22, 2022, President Biden signed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) 2.0 Act of 2022 into law. SECURE 2.0 builds on the 2019 SECURE Act and introduces several changes affecting the Thrift Savings Plan including required minimum distributions, catch-up contributions, and matching contributions.

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The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 includes a Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) Open Season that began on December 23, 2022 and ends on January 1, 2024. The SBP Open Season allows for retirees receiving retired pay, eligible members, or former members awaiting retired pay who are currently NOT enrolled in SBP or RCSBP (Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan) to enroll. The SBP Open Season also allows eligible members and former members who are currently enrolled in either SBP or RCSBP to permanently discontinue their SBP coverage.

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If you are a CSRS or CSRS Offset employee with questions about your retirement benefits, do not miss our webinar on May10th. We will be talking about your annuity calculation, TSP, Social Security impact, the Voluntary Contribution Program, FEHB, FEGLI and much more! All attendees will receive a copy of the presentation and our 2023 CSRS Employee Benefits Guide, which includes retirement checklists. The cost is $50 per person.

Registration has ended, Follow us for more Webinar opportunities coming soon.

For questions or more information, please contact Julie at jcmalwitz@fcef.com.

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Service members Group Life Insurance is a benefit used by military service members to protect and secure the financial future of their loved ones.

Effective March 1, 2023, the maximum coverage amount increased from $400,000 to $500,000. All eligible service members are automatically covered for $500,000, including those who previously declined or reduced coverage, unless they opt out or select a lower coverage amount.

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