Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Signs Memorandum Proclaiming Military Saves Week

November 5, 2012
By Lila Quintiliani, AFC®
Military Saves Assistant Coordinator

We are very excited to announce that on October 26th, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey and Senior Enlisted Advisor Sergeant Major Bryan Battaglia signed a Memorandum designating February 25 – March 2 2013 as Military Saves Week.

The Memorandum asks each Service to commit to “focusing on a goal of financial growth amongst our military families” and describes Military Saves as a total force, command-level program.

This year the Memorandum has a special focus on military spouses, recognizing the importance of the role that spouses often play in the financial health and stability of the military family.   The letter further highlights how important it is for youth to learn good habits that will strengthen their future financial fitness.

The Chairman calls for the Chiefs of the Military Services and Senior Enlisted Advisors to sponsor financial awareness activities and events where practical, and encourages personnel to take the Military Saves Pledge and support the 2013 campaign theme, which is “Set a Goal, Make a Plan, Save Automatically.”

For the full text of the Memorandum, click here.

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