About Armed Forces Benefits Network
The Armed Forces Benefits Network, (AFBN) was established over a decade ago by a group of Financial Professionals with a mission to promote the economic and educational welfare of active duty service members and their dependents. The organization has no rank restrictions and services are offered to all branches of the armed forces and Department of Defense support personnel. Its subsidiary, Armed Forces Tax Service, assists service members with tax preparation and filing from its nationwide branch locations free-of-charge.
The organization’s services are multifaceted and driven to specifically address the unique needs that military families face.
- Active Duty Benefits Analysis
- TSP, 401K, and IRA Analysis
- Veterans Benefit Analysis
- Survivors Benefit Plan
- Pension Maximization
- Tax Planning
- Spouse Insurance
- Family Insurance
- Qualified Retirement Plans
- Critical Illness Contingencies
Throughout its history, the organization has been a financially secure and well-managed entity partnering with IA American Life its parent company Industrial Alliance and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, a participating underwriter of Servicemembers Group Life Insurance. Leadership is comprised of highly qualified Registered Financial Consultants, RFCTM, and Chartered Federal Employee Benefits Consultants, ChFEBCTM who, combined offer over 70 years of experience to the military community. Currently, the Network is providing services in CA, AZ, NV, UT, WA, TX, LA, KS, NC, IL, FL, GA, NC, KY, TN, AL, AK, and MO. AFBN prides itself on being of service to the community supporting installations throughout CONUS by sponsoring on installation MWR events as well as military-themed activities around the surrounding communities. As the organization continues to expand, its main objective remains to be a supporting resource to service members and their families.
Our Team Members
Our team members are dedicated and passionate about helping military members and their families in locations throughout the U.S.
FSR – Field Service Representative
CFP – Certified Financial Planner
RFC – Registered Financial Consultant
RFP – Registered Financial Planner
MGA – Managing General Agent
IMO – Independent Marketing Organization
We are continuously working to learn more, to be better, to improve the quality of our relationships with our customers and to do more to support everything they are doing for us.
Working with AFBN and its representatives, management team and clients has been one of my proudest accomplishments, knowing that I am truly working each and every day to Serve those who Serve to preserve our way of life.
FT Stewart, GA
FT Benning, GA
Chris Benkendorf, RFC
Scott AFB, IL
Serving since 2005, Chris manages the operations of several AFBN offices out of Scott AFB, IL. Committed to making a difference, Chris leads his team members with a passion for helping the military.
FT Carson, CO
As a Senior NCO in the WA National Guard, Travis serves the military in Ft. Carson, CO and JBLM, WA. Working for AFBN for over a decade, Travis seeks to help military families make the most of their finances.
Thomas Fletcher, RFC
FT Huachuca, AZ
FT Bliss, TX
Dedicated to the military, this veteran of the Army serves the Sierra Vista AFBN location. Committed to service since 2002, Tom works tirelessly to support families near the location.