ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After more than five decades of service to the Armed Forces Benefit Association (AFBA), Marshal L. Cole, Esq. announced his retirement as General Counsel on October 29, 2015.
Marshal is a graduate of Yale University and Georgetown Law Center. His education was then followed by a three-year tour as an officer in the USAF. He then joined the District of Columbia general and federal regulatory law practice of Wilner & Scheiner. In June 1990, when his senior partner, Mort Wilner, Esq., (AFBA’s guiding legal advisor since its founding in 1947), retired, Marshal was appointed AFBA’s General Counsel.
“Marshal has been responsible for providing sound legal advice and support to AFBA and all of its wholly owned subsidiaries for many years. We are grateful for his dedication and outstanding service to AFBA,” said General Ed Eberhart, USAF (Ret.), Chairman - President of AFBA.
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 to ease the strain on military members and their families. At that time, military members could not purchase life insurance that would pay a death benefit if the member was killed in combat. AFBA continues to honor the mission set forth by its founders—to promote the welfare of its members and their families by providing high quality, low cost life insurance products and other financial benefits and services in peace and in war.
From its first offices in the basement of the Pentagon and for almost 70 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, first responders, government employees and their families. AFBA currently has over 435,000 members with over $42 billion of life insurance in force and in excess of $1.7 billion of claims paid since inception. These life insurance programs are underwritten by 5Star Life Insurance Company, a related enterprise of AFBA.
For more information about AFBA, visit www.afba.com.