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AFBA Elects Two New Board Members
[August 20, 2014]

AFBA Elects Two New Board Members

ALEXANDRIA, Va. --(Business Wire)--

Armed Forces Benefit Association (AFBA), a leading military life insurance provider, today announced the election of SMA (News - Alert) Kenneth O. Preston, USA (Ret.) and CMSAF James A. Roy, USAF (Ret.) to the AFBA Board of Directors effective June 1, 2014.

Sergeant Major Preston served for over 36 years in every enlisted leadership position to his final position as Sergeant Major of the Army where he served as the Army Chief of Staff's personal adviser on all soldier and family related matters. He continues to support military service members and their families through his volunteer work serving on multiple boards of non-profits and foundations.

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force (CMSAF) Roy is the 16th CMSAF where he served as the personal adviser to the Secretary and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force on all issues regarding the enlisted force. He is currently Senior Program Manager for Scientific Research Crporation, a premier engineering and service provider for the military industry.

"We are delighted to welcome these gentlemen to our Board," said Ralph E. Eberhart, General, USAF (Ret.), Chairman and President, AFBA. "Their leadership skills, extensive management experience, and credibility make them ideal representatives of our members."

About Armed Forces Benefit Association (AFBA)

Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, Armed Forces Benefit Association (AFBA) was established in 1947 with the support of the General of the Army, Dwight D. Eisenhower. AFBA continues to honor the mission set forth by its founders-to promote the welfare of its members and their families and to advance and safeguard their economic interests by providing high quality, low cost life insurance products and other financial benefits and services in peace and in war.

For over 67 years, AFBA has stood by our country's armed forces. Today, AFBA is a market leader in offering low cost life insurance to those who serve this great nation to include members of the uniformed services of the United States, first responders, federal employees, and their families.

AFBA currently has over 400,000 members with over $37 billion of life insurance in force and in excess of $1.6 billion of claims paid since inception. These life insurance programs are underwritten by 5Star Life Insurance Company. For more information about AFBA, visit

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