About Us

About First Command Educational Foundation

First Command Educational Foundation (FCEF) was founded in 1983 to help our military members and their families gain financial freedom. As a 501(c)(3) public charity, we are committed to educating the military community on their ability to be fiscally responsible and financially stable. We do this by offering financial education training, financial literature, tools, and scholarships.

Our primary focus is America’s active duty and veteran service members, civilian federal employees, and families. Our services also extend to organizations that share the values and aspirations of our core constituents. We provide financial readiness education at little or no cost across the nation and around the world to military units, federal agencies, community organizations, high school students, and other economically at-risk populations. Our curriculum can be tailored to meet the needs and goals of the organization.

Our scholarship program helps organizations increase scholarship dollars available for men and women across the country regardless of heritage or financial circumstances. We partner with community organizations such as military units, scouting, Rotary Clubs, or public universities to provide students who pursue college degrees and trade school study.

Simply put, our mission is to “educate those who serve.” Through our vision to “empower those who serve our Nation to be financially prepared for every stage of life through education,” we endeavor to provide relevant and valuable content.

Documentation

View our annual report document below.

Approval Letters

FCEF is proud to be a certified 501c3 non-profit organization.

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Our Staff

Charles W. Bowen

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard (MCPOCG), USCG (Ret), Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
cwbowen@fcef.com
817-569-2260

Thomas E. "Tom" Kuhar

Commander, USCG (Ret), President
TKuhar@fcef.com
817-569-2500

Albert “Al” Godoy

MBA, CPFC, Educational Programs Manager
agodoy@fcef.com
817-569-2809

Lisa Kennedy

Development Specialist
lykennedy@fcef.com
817-569-3401

Julie Malwitz

Office Manager and Executive Assistant
jcmalwitz@fcef.com
817-569-2634

Julie (Juls) McRee

Instructional Design Manager
jamcree@fcef.com
817-569-3156

Michelle Nelson

Instructional Support Specialist
mnelson1@fcef.com

Sydney Spidell

Board of Directors

Charles W. (Skip) Bowen

CHARLES W. (SKIP) BOWEN, MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER OF THE COAST GUARD (MCPOCG), USCG (RET), CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Sebastian, Florida

Fred Offutt

Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (Ret.), CFP®, ChFC®, CLF®, Vice-Chairman; Retired
Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas

Sunday E. Grace

CPA, MBA, Treasurer Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, First Command Financial Services
Arlington, Texas

Ron Huff

Colonel, USAF (Ret.)
Fort Worth, Texas

Chris Kirkpatrick

Senior Business Rental Sales Executive, Enterprise Holdings
Fort Worth, Texas

Kellie Richter

Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Experience Officer, First Command Financial Services
Fort Worth, Texas

Dennis White

Captain USN (Ret.), Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff, First Command Financial Services
Fort Worth, Texas

Tom Atkin

Rear Admiral USN (Ret.), Founder, and Managing Principal, The Atkin Group
Arlington, VA

Our Corporate Donors