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John Humphries

First Command Financial Advisor
About John
John Humphries joined First Command Financial Services as a Financial Advisor in January 2018, following a 20-year career in the United States US Air Force, where he attained the rank of Lt Col. John understands the challenges and opportunities associated with life in the military and is committed to helping service members and their families get their financial lives squared away.

John has a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering - Aeroelasticity from Georgia Tech and he is a Graduate of the USAF Test Pilot School. He holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses plus life and health insurance licenses in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Utah.

Understanding that the biggest obstacle to financial security for most people is their own behavior, John serves as a personal financial coach to clients, continually reinforcing positive financial behaviors. His thorough knowledge of military pay and benefits enables him to advise clients on how to navigate the Blended Retirement System, properly allocate their contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and take full advantage of other benefits. John will work with you to establish specific, meaningful goals that are consistent with your values and then develop a personalized financial plan to guide your pursuit of those goals.

Active in his community, John is a member of Crossings Community Church Bermuda High Soaring.

In his free time, John enjoys photography, spending time with family, and traveling.

First Command Financial Services was founded in 1958 by a retired Air Force officer for the specific purpose of improving the financial well-being of military professionals and their families. Today, more than 500 First Command Financial Advisors across the country and abroad, many of whom also served, are committed to the company’s Mission of “Coaching those who serve in their pursuit of financial security.”
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