The disrespect the NFL has shown to our flag and country over the past year has been criticized by the President, the Vice President, 4-Star Military Officers, and thousands of USAA members who have sent messages to USAA encouraging them to end their sponsorship of the NFL.

After a year of this disrespect, USAA continues to associate its military member base with the NFL, USAA continues to use our military member funds to sponsor the NFL, and USAA continues to provide no transparency to their members regarding the scope of their sponsorship of the NFL. Despite all that, USAA continues to advertise itself as "The Official Military Appreciation Sponsor of the NFL".



1.) We the Members of USAA call upon the Senior Management of USAA to immediately end its sponsorship of the NFL and to redirect those funds to reputable veterans charities.

2.) We also call upon USAA to stop it's military related advertising. If USAA is not willing to support its member base and the military values we stand for then please do not act as though you represent us and then redefine what it is we stand for to the public.

3.) RetiredArmy2011
10-11-2017 11:38 AM
Obviously, the BOD does not support or agree with the membership. I think this petition needs to be expanded to include a call for immediately replacing the BOD. IAW Article II, Section 2, a Special Meeting may be called if a petition signed by 1 percent of the members of USAA  exists. I propose that this petition be expanded to call for a Special Meeting to not only force a stop to the NFL sponsorship and advertising, but also to replace the Board of Directors, who obviously have forgotten that they work for the membership.

Retired AF Veteran
10-11-2017 10:38 PM
The next step we should take is to recall each of the present Board and elect onto the Board members who represent the values of its members.

Thank You,
489 USAA Members
United We Stand




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Please stop supporting the NFL. The have been very Anti America, Anti Military and disrespectful to our country a Constitution. I can think of no group LESS deserving of USAA’s support. Let’s support our veterans with the money spent on the Colin Kapernicks of the NFL

Why does USAA need to sponsor the NFL? "If you ever want to know why, ask: Who gains?"


Disrespect for the flag alone is enough to discontinue NFL sponsorship! The free speech argument does not hold water.


It can't be for the advertising exposure! The majority of those eligible for membership are aware of the benefit of low cost products and good service. One can only surmize that corporate officers or a select few are receiving direct benefits from sponsorship (complementary box seats, free food and drinks, etc.). An increase in our Subscriber Savings Account Distribution and Allocation Credits makes more sense to the members of a "member-owned" company.    


Please do not support the nfl. They are disrespectful and weak.
I am dismayed that USAA is supporting The NFL at this time. This is felt like a slap in the face or kick in the pants for Veterans and members of USAA as you should be smart enough to figure out why. I am a retired veteran who has been with USAA over 33 years. I now am shopping around and see that the USAA prices are not the best. The only reason I am shopping around is because of the NFL support. Please consider who your member base is and address this or be prepared to see your members vote with their feet or wheelchairs away from USAA.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Cheryl Leigh Pauley

To USAA Boardmembers,


Please remove USAA affiliation with the NFL.  While I understand the rights of USAA members to associate with the NFL, I also understand my rights not to.  Your advertised partnership with the NFL on my behalf violates the trust I have enjoyed with USAA for almost 30 years.


My thoughts on the NFL should not matter here.  What I've stated above should be enough for USAA boardmembers to reconsider "our" formal affiliation with the NFL.  With that said, I'll state it anyway.


I used to be a huge Seahawks fan ... facepaint, season-ticket holder, you name it.  I even flew my family from Singapore to New York to watch our team play and win in Super Bowl 48.  But as soon as the team wrote a formal statement inticting our country as an unjust nation about 4 years ago, I stopped supporting them.  I stopped watching other NFL games as commentators spoke so highly of those players who kneeled for our national anthem.  I became so disgusted with the division taking place, and being forced to choose or accept a political side and disrespect my nation in so doing.  Watching the games, it was as if I was being asked to cede just a little bit of my faith in my country each time as a condition for watching a game.  I wouldn't have it, and when forced, I chose not to watch the NFL anymore.  I will always stand for my country.


I miss football.  A Seahawks fan from 1984 to 2015, I knew that when I attended games, most of those around me probably did not share the same political views as me.  But in the stadium, that didn't used to matter.  We all stood for our country, and we all shared a love of our team.  Now that has been ruined.  I would ask USAA not to take sides here, either.  USAA is an organization I've believed in ... who has been there for me through the years.  Now, I feel betrayed.  


Please stop endorsing the NFL.


Very respectfully, John Montonye

As a member I'd like more clarity into the return on investment USAA may have realized from their NFL marketing campaign. It seems as though USAA is trying it hardest to increase membership but I'm seeing more and more of my family, friends, and peers drop their insurance, mortgage servicing, brokerage, etc. because USAA has not remained competitive. It's great to see the company grow and services expand but the amount of money spent to entice a very small population of NFL viewers is over the top. For those of you who say you are leaving because of the stance the NFL has taken on some societal issues are in for quite a suprise as USAA is one if the least "woke" providers out there. Cheers.

Cease sponsoring the NFL.

Ya’ll are a bunch of whiny babies that just ooze White privileged. I bet you are the same people who are crying that stuff is closed so people don’t spread the virus, but step on you’re white privilege and you riot in the street for a haircut. one black man kneels because he feels black people are wronged by police over and over and he must be the enemy. If you are the type of veterans this country produces, then it’s doomed and there is no coming back.

If USSA sponsors the NFL for the 2020 football season I will be closing all accounts, regretfully walking away after 30 years of excellent service.  I will be not be associated with the hatred for America the NFL conveys.


Published November *
Headline: Trump continues to complain about the NFL

The president says: "The American public is fed up with the disrespect the NFL is paying to our Country, our Flag and our National Anthem. Weak and out of control!"

Published October *
Headline: Vice President Mike Pence leaves Colts-49ers game after players kneel during anthem

"I left today's Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem," Pence tweeted.


Honolulu Star Advertiser 
Dec 7th, 2016
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
75th Anniversary Ceremony of the Attack on Pearl Harbor
Headline: Admiral's national anthem remark scores with Pearl Harbor audience

"You can bet that the men and women we honor today and those who died that fateful morning 75 years ago never took a knee and never failed to stand whenever they heard our national anthem being played."

USAA no longer supports or represents military personnel or veterans so please stop with the false advertising.

11-13-2017 03:36 PM
I wish USAA would stop saying that they represent the military, because they really don't.

11-10-2017 04:41 PM
First off, you do not sponsor a company that openly disrespects military members because you want to show appreciation to the military. This sponsorship is and always has been about increasing the member base, it is about MONEY, not MEMBERS OR THE MILITARY so please stop.

09-25-2017 09:43 PM
A salute to service from an organization made up of people that do not show even basic respect when the anthem is played is more like a middle finger to any person that has ever served.  You either stand with your members, the VFW, the American Legion or you kneel with a bunch of overpaid, disrespectful, and ignorant jocks that are paid to perform.  There is no middle ground

11-22-2017 07:03 AM
USAA supporting this manipulation of the American people at the expense of the flag and this great country is absurd. Your bank is in a commercial the other day next to the NFL symbol, physically made me sick. Disgusting- For veterans? For profit?.
A angry veteran.

10-06-2017 09:23 AM
Watching the pro (fake) military USAA commercials make me sick.  We (USAA members) know the truth. 

11-20-2017 07:10 PM
USAA is supporting the NFL's degradation of our flag.   USAA has since taken advantage of the military for the mighty dollar.  They know it.  I'm just a USAA-used so called 'member'.  Give me a call at * if you want more on their scam ....

Oh, say can you see
10-11-2017 07:21 AM
USAA, there is no Honor or Appreciation in your message to Veterans like myself, USAA is a disgrace!!

Chief MAA
11-13-2017 06:30 AM
They lie lie lie. USAA is a scam against Military, taking advantage of Military and Veterans.

10-07-2017 08:24 PM
USAA.....You have violated our trust.

11-13-2017 06:08 AM
Was already so disappointed in USAA over their love for the NFL and lack of support for us that served. The pro military stuff you send out adds insult to injury.

11-21-2017 12:46 PM
I am shocked that USAA continues to support the NFL. It must come down to one thing for USAA - MONEY. Not love of country, not honor for those who have served and died and certainly not the core values of loyalty, duty, respect, personal courage, honor, integrity and selfless service. USAA has now shown its true colors. They claim to support the military and to have the same core values, BUT they have now demonstrated that it is an ACT. They put on this act, so they can make MONEY. USAA appears to be no better than any other financial services company that claims to support the military. USAA - if you disagree with this comment - demonstrate it by discontinuing your support of the NFL.

With respect to USAA's sponsorship of the NFL and USAA leadership's refusal to listen to or acknowledge the voice of its members - we will be requesting through our US congressional representatives that USAA not be given privileged access to members of the military or the military academies, ROTC or military training schools or US military bases to find new members among the United States military venues. Such access by an organization that encourages public humiliation, dishonor and disrespect to our Armed Forces is unacceptable and they should not have unique access to our armed service members to find a new business and then to distribute that financial resource to activities such as the NFL.
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10-09-2017 07:31 AM
Many including myself are getting quotes for insure from other companies. I already cancel my usa visa, and unfortunately after calling I was given a genetic statement about how much usaa cares about us and how "they" will always stand for the National Anthem, yet their actions do not support such statement, I was told that nfl ads add to their base by recruiting new members , with nfl ratings down on all markets you would think they would reconsider this ad strategy, here is the numbers in case usaa can't find them !
Favorable ratings for the NFL have dropped from 57 per cent to 44 per cent from the end of August to the end of September
Meanwhile, the unfavorable rating for the league is the highest among any big sport * per cent - according to the Winston Group survey
In August and September, baseball had the highest favorable rating than any other sport at 63 and 65 per cent
The National Anthem protest along with criticism from Trump has caused core fans, men aged * to turn their attention elsewhere that segment aline is down 31% !!!!
Wake up USAA.

10-09-2017 07:08 AM
As holders of many USAA policies for 40+ years we stand with this petition to drop the NFL. Sadly we are researching other insurance options.

10-09-2017 11:35 AM
I want to add my voice in supporting the petition to demand that USAA remove their sponsorship of the NFL.

10-09-2017 02:25 PM
After 36 years I already changed insurance company and will continue to moved out of others areas as USAA continues to be silent and supportive of the nfl.

time on the pond
10-09-2017 03:35 PM
It is time for the board to respond to the will of the members. Stop your support for the NFL. Your freebies from the NFL are not worth subverting your moral standards. End NFL sponsorship now.

10-09-2017 05:28 PM
Drop the NFL

10-09-2017 06:36 PM
I am a 30 year member. I was once proud to be a member of USAA when it was a true membership organization...I can no longer say this. USAA has become just another insurance company that cares more the dollar then the values of the vast majority of its membership. USAA has proven this with their continued sponsorship of the NFL. Sad!
USAA is lacking leadership, just hiding until the dust settles... This PR disaster will be studied in marketing classes for decades to come.

10-09-2017 06:55 PM
I'm out as well

10-09-2017 08:23 PM
USAA  - stop supporting the flagrant disrespect of our flag, our anthem and above all the men and women who are serving and have served this country!

Member since '68
10-09-2017 02:11 PM
As a long-time member I'm very concerned about the deterioration of USAA's commitment to it's members.  I'm adding my voice to the petition in hopes that the BOD will recognize the error of it's ways.  Am beginning the process of moving  our banking and insurance business from USAA as of today.

Fit Navy
10-09-2017 01:53 PM
USAA needs to drop the NFL. Most of ALL your clients are veterans. We are tired of the NFL disrespecting our country, Veterans, and the Flag we fought for. My father and fellow servicemen that I served with died for this country and I am sick and disgusted that USAA would support this activity by sending these Billionaires millions of dollars to sponsor an organization that degrades our flag, country and veterans. WHY would USAA support an organization that degrades all of its members and clients???????????

Steam and Power
10-09-2017 02:12 PM
Other that than USAA's continuing to support the NFL and team owners that are allow players to disrespect this great country. A person or company can express their self but understand there may be consequences. I would hate to leave but I will

Love my cowboys
10-09-2017 04:04 PM
It was once said your either with us or against us and with your continued support to the NFL you've chosen against us.

10-09-2017 10:28 PM
    Many people died to ensure that American dissenters have the right to voice the ir  opinions. However, we also have the right to reject those opinions and to remove any financial support of those dissenters.
    Please remove your ads from the NFL.

10-10-2017 04:55 AM
spot on. USAA end the NFL sponsorship. I've already closed 3 accounts with 3 more to go if things don't change. Respect your clients, not the thugs.

10-10-2017 05:33 AM
Stop the sponsorship. Respect us.

10-10-2017 05:58 AM
I am not a member of the military, but my father has been my whole life until he recently retired. He has traveled the world for this country, and taught his girls to be patriotic and proud if this country. What the NFL is allowing is heart breaking. For a company that has opened its doors to help military personnel and their families to continue to sponsor them is even more heart breaking. STOP!!

Proud Deplorable
10-10-2017 06:36 AM
Pull the advertising for the NFL!

10-10-2017 06:58 AM
I've already started collecting quotes from your competitors for all the different types of insurance that our family purchases from USAA.  I've been a member since * but will gladly sever that relationship if USAA cannot do right by our military and immediately STOP sponsorship of the NFL. 

10-10-2017 08:38 AM
This is not the USAA I grew up with as an Air Force brat, and not the one I have personally used since the early 70's when I began my military career. Shame on the lack of courage and silence of our current management team. Have they forgotten where they came from? Perhaps it is the current makeup of the BoD and staff with personnel(s) who possess no service experience? To our BoD's, please cease sponsorship of the NFL until such time as it earns the right to use our membership's funds that were partially or mostly earned by dedicated service to this nation and flag which they refuse to honor.

10-10-2017 11:29 AM
Stop the advertising with the NFL.

10-10-2017 01:00 PM
Sent a typed letter to Stuart Parker, received a scripted reply from a Member Relations rep indicating that USAA has no plans to end USAA's role as the Official Military Appreciation Sponsor of the NFL. This is sad because my parents are buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. My father is a WWII veteran.  Two of my childhood friends returned from Vietnam in flag draped coffins. If we don't honor the sacrifices of our military men and women then anarchy will replace patriotism. USAA must either discontinue their relationship with the NFL or insist that the NFL penalize the players protesting our National Anthem. 

Theo Landaker
10-10-2017 07:42 AM
Stop support for the NFL Please. You are disrespecting your members.

10-10-2017 09:12 AM
USAA - what are you thinking?  Is the leadership really that self-absorbed that they fail to listen to its membership? Drop the NFL!!


Wow, just wow

6 OCT 2020


Amazing to see that 100% of membership efforts to decouple USAA from the National Marxist League have been in vain. USAA simply doesn't care what we want and essentially are telling us deal with it or leave. Hoping that we'll simply accept it. Three years later, people are as unsettled by this as before. With the NFL doubling down and now openly supporting a family hating marxist supporting organization in the form of BLM (verdant concept, horrible organization) we yet again call upon organizational leadership to take the hard right over the easy wrong. USAAs reply? Silence.