Bright Futures Ahead

A new program from ADC & Navy Federal

Our military families face a unique set of challenges when it comes to navigating their financial journeys and planning for the future. With decades of experience working in defense communities and serving service members, the Association of Defense Communities (ADC) and Navy Federal Credit Union understand that financial wellness is key to keeping families and defense communities strong.

The goal of the Guiding Your Mission program is to create more awareness about the importance of financial and career planning among the military community. By teaming up with financial and career counselors already serving local bases, service members can become better prepared for life after the military. Made possible through the support of Navy Federal Credit Union, the program serves as a resource platform and highlights the work of financial and career counselors in defense communities who help service members and their families plan and save for their bright futures.

Guiding Your Mission will also highlight the important work of financial and career counselors who work in defense communities helping service members plan and save for their futures. The Guidepost Awards will recognize these counselors and the important roles they play in helping military families reach their savings or career transition goals. The application period of the Guidepost Awards will open in the fall, and the selected individuals will be recognized at ADC’s National Summit in Washington D.C. March 7-9, 2022.

The nomination period is now closed.

Read the press release!

ADC is the connection point for leaders from communities, states, the military and industry on community-military issues and installation management to enhance knowledge, information sharing and best practices. With nearly 300 communities, states, regions, and affiliated industry organization as members, ADC represents every major defense community/state in the nation. To learn more, visit

Established in 1933 with only seven members, Navy Federal now has the distinct honor of serving over 10 million members globally and is the world’s largest credit union. As a member-owned and not-for-profit organization, Navy Federal always puts the financial needs of its members first. Membership is open to all branches of the armed forces and their families. Dedicated to its mission of service, Navy Federal employs a workforce of over 22,000 and has a global network of over 340 branches. For more information about Navy Federal Credit Union, visit

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