The Alabama Securities Commission (ASC) and the Investor Protection Trust (IPT) are the major sponsors for our Veteran’s Caregiver conference on June 14th in the City of Jasper. Our sponsors are very strong partners with M4A and the other local Area Agencies on Aging in Alabama and we value their dedication to protect Alabama’s consumers from financial exploitation and investment scams.
ASC Military Outreach Programs & Special Website Area
Director Borg says, “Inquiries from any military personnel, in any status (active, reserve, guard or veterans), or from their dependents, will get our immediate attention to help provide information or to investigate complaints and concerns as necessary.”
ASC has a special website area for military and their dependents: “Protect Alabama Troops” (PATS) was launched June 16, 2009 and is an information-based resource, accessible on ASC’s web page at http://www.asc.state.al.us/military_community.aspx. The site consists of appropriate, practical news, tips and advice for Alabama’s active duty, guard and reserve military, as well as retired military and veterans. The site is specifically designed to assist them and their family members to make informed investment decisions and avoid becoming victims of financial fraud before, during and after deployment and in the transition to retired military or civilian life.
ASC staff have the experience to understand financial challenges of the military community. Nine ASC staff members have a total of over 170 years (combined) of honorable service in the United States military to protect the freedom of the United States; some supported or deployed during recent U.S. defense initiatives. The Deputy Director of Enforcement was a Staff Judge Advocate with more than 30 years experience in military law. The Manager of Education and Public Affairs has more than 20 years experience in the administration of military education programs and one Special Agent was a U.S. Army Reserve Command Sergeant Major who deployed to the middle east and oversaw the welfare of thousands of troops. Others have varied experience in a variety of military fields of expertise.