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First Command Educational Foundation (FCEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity dedicated to improving financial readiness through education and scholarship opportunities. FCEF has been providing its services since 1983.

FCEF’s primary focus is on programs and resources for America’s military servicemembers and civilian federal employees, and their families. Our services also extend to schools and community organizations who share the values and aspirations of our core constituents.

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Military Families Fall Behind In Financial Readiness Test

First Command Financial Service’s research findings on the financial readiness of career military families are featured in a national news story by Financial Advisor Magazine. Titled “Military Families Fall Behind In Financial Readiness Test,” the article features results of the sixth annual financial readiness test and survey recently conducted through the First Command Financial Behaviors Index® and in partnership with First Command Educational Foundation. This story emphasizes the importance of financial knowledge and understanding as military families prepare for the Blended Retirement System. The article is available here.


Save the Date!!!

Mark your calendar for September 29, 2017, for FCEF’s 10th Annual “Chip-in” for Education Golf Classic, at The Golf Club Fossil Creek!

Click here to view our YouTube video!!

More details to follow!


Donaldson D. Frizzell Scholarship for 2017
Application period 2/7/17 – 4/7/17

Updated information has been posted on our Donaldson D. Frizzell Scholarship page for this year.  This is the only FCEF scholarship to which eligible members can directly apply.  Click here to visit the page for more information.  And click here for a pdf copy of this poster.


2017 Donaldson D. Frizzell Flyer_ April 7, 2017






FCEF Event Calendar

Click here to view the FCEF Event Calendar.  This calendar includes financial readiness presentations being conducted nationwide, official staff visits, board of directors meetings, fundraising events, and other scheduled items. For more information about our financial presentations, or to schedule a presentation in your area, please contact FCEF at or 817-569-2940.

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