Major General Bob LaBrutta, USAF (Retired) Joins USAA Life Insurance Company as Vice President, Survivorship and Claims

SAN ANTONIO - USAA, a leading provider of financial services to military members and their families, announces Major General Bob LaBrutta, USAF (Retired) has joined USAA Life Insurance Company (USAA Life) as vice president – serving members after the loss of a loved one. 

With a distinguished career spanning more than three decades in the United States Air Force, LaBrutta brings unparalleled expertise and leadership to his new role. Prior to retiring in 2019, he served as director of the Military Force Management Policy, deputy chief of staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. In this role, he established military force management policies for more than 500,000 total personnel for the Air Force’s human resource lifecycle including training, assignment, evaluation, promotion, retention, separation, and retirement programs.

In his new position at USAA, LaBrutta will be responsible for leading the Enterprise Survivor Relations Team and Life Claims. The Survivor Relations team provides support to members during the difficult time after the loss of a loved one. He will also oversee the modernization of life claims processes and systems to deliver memorable experiences when doing business with USAA.

“As we continue to provide our members with exceptional service and care, Bob’s passion to support our members make him uniquely qualified to lead in this crucial area,” said Brandon Carter, president of USAA Life Insurance Company.

LaBrutta is a lifetime Airman, enlisting in 1981 and later becoming a distinguished graduate of the Air Forces ROTC program at Southwest Texas State University. During his 38 years of service in the Air Force, he served in a wide variety of assignments at home and abroad, with multiple command tours that include squadron, group, two wings, and a numbered air force.

LaBrutta shared his enthusiasm for joining USAA, stating, “I am honored to have the opportunity to continue serving the military community and their families in this new capacity. We share similar values of service, loyalty, honesty, and integrity that are ingrained in our armed forces, and I look forward to contributing to USAA’s vitally important mission.”

About USAA

Founded in 1922 by a group of military officers, USAA is among the leading providers of insurance, banking, and investment and retirement solutions to more than 13 million members of the U.S. military, veterans who have honorably served and their families. Headquartered in San Antonio, USAA has offices in eight U.S. cities and three overseas locations and employs more than 37,000 people worldwide. Each year, the company contributes to national and local nonprofits in support of military families and communities where employees live and work. For more information about USAA, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@USAA), or visit