Who we are

At the Armed Forces Benefit Association (AFBA), service is in our DNA. It’s the force that drives us, the purpose that fuels every action we undertake, the mission we hold above all else.

In 1947, AFBA emerged from the basement of the Pentagon to provide our military members with death benefits no one else would. We were founded with a commitment to safeguard those who serve.

More than 75 years later, we remain steadfast in our mission to protect all who serve this great nation, military servicemembers, first responders, federal government, and department of defense employees, with life insurance member benefits that provide the certainty they need and the peace of mind they deserve. Life insurance member benefits are underwritten by our wholly owned affiliate, 5Star Life Insurance Company. 

Our mission

Provide survivor and other benefits to those who serve, defend, and protect this great nation.



Our vision

Excellence, compassion, and security for everyone we serve.



Our values

A workplace dedicated to integrity, commitment, stewardship, service, patriotism, inclusiveness, culture, and social justice.

Explore our benefits

Financial well-being

401k plan with employer match

Life insurance

Work life balance

Paid time off and 11 paid holidays

Life assistance program

On-site gym and locker rooms (Alexandria, VA office only)

Friendly, collaborative culture

Healthy living

Health insurance (medical, dental, and vision)

Flexible spending accounts (medical and dependent care)

Short-and long-term disability

Career development

Professional development

Tuition reimbursement

Career growth opportunities


Come work with us

We welcome you to apply for one of our open positions and consider joining our team of service-focused professionals. We offer a friendly work environment with offices conveniently located in:

  • Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
  • Staunton, Virginia
  • Lincoln, Nebraska

AFBA is not affiliated with any government agency

Qualified people of all races, ethnicities, ages, sex, genders, sexual orientations, national origins, gender identities, marital status, religions, veterans’ statuses, disabilities, and any other protected classes are strongly encouraged to apply. As an equal opportunity workplace, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. AFBA and 5Star Life Insurance Company endeavors to make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified applicants with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If an applicant believes they require such assistance to complete the application or to participate in an interview, or has any questions or concerns, they should contact Human Resources. EEO is the Law. AFBA and 5Star Life Insurance Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an E-Verify Employer.