what was the date when enlisted personnel are first authorized acceptance into usaa?

UPDATED: Apr 11, 2017

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Asked April 11, 2017

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In simple terms, think of an enlisted officer as a normal lawyer, engineer, doctor or scientist. But now employed by the army. Don't mistake me; they are fully trained soldiers just like their officer counterparts. But with extra specialties.

The USAA is a fully integrated financial services company founded in 1922 in Texas. It was established by military personnel and caters to the needs of the military community exclusively. The group offers insurance, financial planning, brokerage, banking and investment services to veterans and serving members of the US Army and their families. When it started out, only officers were eligible to join.

Enlisted personnel gained eligibility to join the USAA in 1996. They are also allowed to pass on eligibility to membership to their immediate families. The USAA membership eligibility has been synonymous with the company's growth patterns. It approved the National Guard in 1973. The eligibility criterion was again revised in 2008 to include retirees and all veterans, and again in 2009 to include all former personnel with an honorable discharge.

Anyone in uniform or has been in uniform has the privilege to belong. This includes candidates in commissioning programs such as the US Military Academy, the Officer Candidate School, OCS/OTS, and the Reserve Officer's Training Corps, ROTC.

The USAA is the only car insurance provider whose client base is limited to the US military personnel and their families. An enlisted personnel enjoys full membership services such as insurance, banking, investment products, mortgages and home loans, retirement planning services, discounted shopping and health insurance among others.

The USAA is an award winning Fortune 500 Company with a gross revenue of over $24 billion. It operates in nineteen locations globally and employs over 28,000 people. The group consists of eight property insurance firms, three life insurance units, two investment arms, two investment advisory services, three banking companies and a shopping and discounts service.

Answered April 13, 2017 by Figgy

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