Sample Commander's Proclamation


by the

Commander, (insert as appropriate)


WHEREAS, personal and household savings is fundamental to America’s stability and vitality; and

WHEREAS, adequate emergency savings, retirement funds, and safe debt-income ratios are critical components of personal financial security; and

WHEREAS, personal financial security of servicemembers is a crucial aspect of military readiness; and

WHEREAS, Military Saves is a national social marketing campaign to persuade, encourage, and motivate servicemembers and their families to take financial action in building wealth through saving money and reducing debt;

WHEREAS, (Service) Region (insert as appropriate) is a partner in the Military Saves campaign and is committed to helping its (Service) Family, including Officers, (Sailors, Airman, Soldiers), family members, retirees, and civilian employees take immediate financial action to build wealth, not debt;

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, (Rank and Name of Regional Commander), Commander, (insert as appropriate) do hereby proclaim the week of February 25 - March 2, 2019 as:


I HEREBY call upon all members of our (Service) Family to set a personal savings or debt reduction goal, make a simple savings plan, and take action on that plan, or take another positive wealth-building action during MILITARY SAVES WEEK, and pledge to sustain that action during the following year.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this (date) day of (month), (year).


(Full Name, Rank, Signature of Regional Commander)


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