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CFO Jimmy Patronis Honors Florida’s 102,000 Service Members for National Military Appreciation Month


For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Contact: Katie Strickland, 850.413.2842,
Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842,

CFO Jimmy Patronis Honors Florida’s 102,000 Service Members for National Military Appreciation Month
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In recognition of May as Military Appreciation Month, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis celebrates the commitment and sacrifices made by the roughly 102,706 military members and the estimated 1.5 million veterans who reside in the Sunshine State. Florida is home to more than 65,800 active duty servicemembers including Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard members who report to one of the state’s 22 military installations. There are also more than 36,900 reserve and National Guard forces that proudly call Florida home.
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “It is difficult to put into words my deep gratitude for the dedicated men and women of our armed services. The sacrifices these brave individuals make daily to defend and protect the nation and the people of the great state of Florida are tremendous. I thank every active duty military member, reservist, veteran and their families who call Florida home for their tireless service. You are our heroes and we are forever grateful.”
May is recognized as National Military Appreciation Month, an opportunity to honor today’s military men and women, veterans and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our freedom.
CFO Patronis is committed to ensuring veterans' finances are protected with resources and information to help fight against financial fraud and debt. The CFO’s Financial Frontlines initiative provides information and resources to help active duty servicemembers, their families and veterans. Financial Frontlines also provides valuable financial information about identity theft, credit scoring, budgeting, predatory lending and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.
Please visit Financial Frontlines and Serve Save Succeed to explore all of the resources available for Florida’s veterans, servicemembers and their families.
About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).