Memorandums and Endorsements

Military Saves Week 2018:
Set a goal, Make a plan, Save automatically!

>> View the Military Saves Week video, generously produced by USAA Educational Foundation.


>> DoD 2018 Military Saves Campaign Memo

Army Reserve Family Programs Military Saves Week endorsement video featuring LTG Luckey and Mrs. Luckey


Military Saves Campaign Video Endorsement with Senior Enlisted Advisor and Combatant Command Senior Enlisted Leader Spouses

DoD Military Saves Campaign Video Endorsement with
SEAC, National Guard Bureau CMSgt. Mitchell O. Brush and Mrs. Blair Brush

Military Saves Campaign 2016 Endorsements

Army Reserve

  • "It is critical that command teams at all levels communicate the significance of financial readiness for Soldiers and their Families. A Soldier's financial well-being has a direct impact to unit readiness. Command teams must prioritize the financial well-being of our Army Reserve Soldiers by educating their ranks about the Military Saves Campaign and how it applies to the individuals within their command. The Military Saves Campaign reinforces personal financial responsibility. It is the duty of every Army Reserve leader to practice financial responsibility and impart its importance to others."
    ~Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General of U.S. Army Reserve Command

Government Agency

  • "The Army's Financial Readiness Program is a proud partner of Military Saves. To celebrate Military Saves Week 2016, Army installations around the world have released commander proclamations in support of the week and are planning financial readiness fairs, seminars and other special events. Military Saves Week is truly a world-wide financial readiness collaboration, and we are proud to be a part of it, encouraging Soldiers and their Families to save."
    ~Panesha G. Johnson, M.Ed, Financial Readiness and AER Program Manager, HQ Installation Management Command, G9, Family and MWR Programs
  • "Making a small change in the way you save now could make a big difference in the long term. Setting up automatic deposits to a savings or retirement account can be a great way to save for your future. Making a plan, setting a goal, and saving automatically can lead to success. Become a Military Saver now and watch your money grow!"
    ~Assistant Director for Servicemember Affairs, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Military Saves Campaign Previous Endorsements


  • "A Soldier CAN build wealth and serve the Nation. All it takes is for you and your family to set a goal, make a plan on how much to save, and establish an automatic saving mechanism - like an allotment to a savings account. I've always subscribed to theory, "Pay Yourself First." By that I mean, automatically set aside a percentage of your paycheck before you do anything else (make sure you get professional advice from a financial readiness counselor at your local Army Community Service office first to ensure you're savings plan is realistic and is aligned with your budget and debt management plan). You won't be rich over night; reducing your debt and building wealth takes time and discipline. But, saving money helps to protect your family's future.

    And, remember to always inform and consult with your Chain of Command. Make a commitment today to pay yourself first - visit and take the PLEDGE to become a Military Saver. It all starts when you set a goal, make a plan and then save automatically to reach that goal." ~15th Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey


  • “A solid financial plan can help you establish financial independence, which in turn can provide increased opportunities for you and your family. Theresa and I encourage you to visit and take the pledge to become a Military Saver. Thanks for all you do each and every day in support our great Navy and Nation." 
    ~MCPON, Mike & Mrs. Theresa Stevens

Coast Guard

  • "In the military, we're conditioned to hope for the best, but plan for the worst. Finances are no different. Use Military Saves Week to identify your financial goals and adjust your course, if necessary." ~MCPOCG Steven W. Cantrell

Air Force

  • "The first step is often the hardest, but Military Saves Week makes it easy. It's a great opportunity for service men and women and their families to start saving money, reducing debt and building wealth. I'd encourage all families to visit together and take the savings pledge. Set a goal, make a plan...and save with an eye towards the future."
    ~CMSAF James Cody

  • "Military Saves Week is an opportunity for the whole family to gather and set financial goals together. It takes time and discipline to get out of debt and build wealth, but a family that does it together grows stronger and safer (and richer!). I hope all families visit and pledge to become a family of savers!"
    ~CMSgt (ret) Athena Cody, Spouse of CMSAF James Cody

Government Agency

  • “Start saving now so it’s there when you need it!  Putting a little aside every month can mean financial stability for your family in the future.  This February, become a military saver – take the pledge at  You’ll be glad you did!” ~Holly Petraeus, Assistant Director for Servicemember Affairs, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 

Military Saves Week Endorsements (2013)

Department of the Army 2013 Military Saves Campaign Endorsement Memo

Department of the Air Force 2013 Military Saves Campaign Endorsement Memo

Marine Corps - Mar Admin Message - 2013 Military Saves Campaign Endorsement Memo

Coast Guard ALCOAST - 2013 Military Saves Week Endorsement Memo

DoD Military Saves Campaign Memorandum (2016-2007)

DoD 2017 Military Saves Campaign Memo

DoD 2016 Military Saves Campaign Memo

DoD 2015 Military Saves Campaign Memo

DoD 2014 Military Saves Campaign Memo

DoD 2013 Military Saves Campaign Memo

DoD 2012 Military Saves Campaign Memo

DoD 2011 Military Saves Campaign Memo

DoD 2010 Military Saves Campaign Memo

DoD 2009 Military Saves Campaign Memo

DoD 2008 Military Saves Campaign Memo

DoD 2007 Military Saves Campaign Memo


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Saver Stories View all »

Regular Savings is the Key to Success

My name is Chris Strong. I joined the Air Force on 25 March, 1985. On that day, my financial life changed forever. I was introduced to saving bonds in Basic Training. Savings bonds were the big thing back then just like the Thrift Savings Plan is today. A Colonel gave us a briefing. I cannot remember his name but I can remember the 100 savings bonds he had posted to a piece of card board. He gave us a speech on the importance of saving money and how it can change your life. He inspired me to save.


One Sailor's Course to Financial Freedom

We all know its not easy to get out of debt once you in over your head. But it can be done with the sound advice and support that the Military Saves program offers. I am a testament to that. I was a recently divorced, single mother. Like many people I had credit card debt, a car loan, bad credit, and a low income job that never seemed to be enough to put food on the table.

Then I decided I'd had enough of living paycheck to paycheck and worrying about money all the time.


60 Teens participate in Massachusetts Youth Saves Program

During the months of June & July, 60 teenagers aged 13-19 from Marine, Coast Guard, Army, and Air Force families attended Youth Saves programs across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to help increase their knowledge of financial literacy.