OCEANSIDE, CA – Frontwave Credit Union was honored by the U.S. Department of the Navy with the Distinguished Small Credit Union Service Award for 2021. The award was presented at the Defense Credit Union Council Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX, on August 2, 2022.
Presented annually, the award recognizes on-base financial institutions that provide extraordinary service. This year’s award once again recognized Frontwave for the distinguished service and financial education it provides to Marines, Sailors and civilians aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA.
“We are incredibly honored to be recognized by the Department of the Navy for our passion for serving the military and our Members’ financial needs,” said Bill Birnie, President/CEO of Frontwave Credit Union. “Frontwave was founded aboard Camp Pendleton in 1952, and we’ve been serving the Marines, Sailors and civilians who live and work there ever since. After 70 years, our commitment to their financial success remains as strong as ever.”
This is the sixth time in the last eight years that Frontwave has been honored by the Department of the Navy for its service to Marines and Sailors, through its selection as the Distinguished Credit Union of the Year in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020, and now 2021.
Frontwave Credit Union is a member-owned not-for-profit financial institution serving San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. Frontwave Credit Union provides a portfolio of financial products and services including checking and savings accounts, auto loans, mortgage loans, credit cards, home equity loans, and financial planning. Forged in 1952 as Camp Pendleton Federal Credit Union, Frontwave has grown from 8 civil service employee members and $40 in assets to over 120,000 members and $1.2 billion in assets. Frontwave Credit Union has been named San Diego’s Best Credit Union and Best Bank in the Morongo Basin two years running, has been honored with the Department of the Navy’s Distinguished Credit Union of the Year Award six times in the last eight years, and is continuously recognized as a best place to work. Frontwave is a nine-time recipient of the Peter Barron Stark Award for Workplace Excellence, most recently in 2021. Click here to learn more.