A few of us came up with a plan to start a Petition using this forum. Here it is. Consider the Primary Post just below as our Unified USAA Member Petition to the USAA Front Office. It received 9 likes and 3 replies in one day. If you agree with the conclusion of the Petition then reply with a short comment to the Petition Post. I will then resend this One Unified USAA Member Petition Post with all of the updated replies from USAA members each day at about this time and people can just keep adding their replies each day as we go. With each new daily resend I will update the total number of Petition Participants at the very top of the post page. Please do not just tap on the thumbs up like symbol. Please send an actual short reply so we have your "USAA Forum Callsign" as confirmation of each USAA Member. Please keep your reply comments short and only send one reply for each member, we want this to be credible.
If there is a limit on space for a single Post Page then I will just start a Second Post Page and continue on with it as a two page Post and send out both pages each day, and so on.
Below our Member Petition and before the Member Replies, I am pasting the comments made by a 4 Star Admiral on this NFL issue who spoke at the 75th Anniversary Ceremony of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec 7th, 2016. His comments were in the newspaper and from that article I am pasting them below our Petition. I was an attendee at that ceremony and the thousands in attendance across from the Arizona Memorial replied to the Admiral's comments with an extended standing ovation. His comments should serve as an inspiration for all of us.
As of today and as we start our Petition there are 3 great replies below the Petition Post so let's see how many participants we can get by Veterans Day. Then we'll take it from there,
You can bet the USAA Front Office will start reading this Member Petition Post each day so here is our way of speaking directly to them with One Unified USAA Member Voice and with our Combined Numbers. The individual posts are getting us no where. ______________________
USAA MEMBER PETITION
USAA, What Will It Take? User Stand United 10-04-2017 05:24 PM
Change occurs when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing. How many more military personnel are going to have to leave our USAA Family on a daily basis over this NFL issue? How many more thousands of comments on this issue will your members have to send you on our community forum? USAA, How much more pain will it take?
It always works best when the Senior Mgmt of an organization shares and supports the views of the Member Base they represent. Let us be clear, USAA's Member Base consists of Patriotic, Country Loving, Flag Loving, American Military Patriots who ask not what their Country can do for them but ask what they can do for their Country. That is who we are. That is your Member Base, the US Military. And that is what makes USAA Unique from the other 31 Sponsors of the NFL.
Your Corporate Obligation to support your USAA Member Base on issues that are very important to them and your Corporate Obligation to hold our USAA Family together should take priority over whatever your reasons are for continuing your Sponsorship of the NFL.
If those are not USAA's priorities and if the viewpoints of the Senior Mgmt and the Member Base differ that greatly on such core beliefs then maybe the best solution for all concerned and for USAA as an organization is for the Senior Mgmt to move on to some other Company with a customer base that shares their views and then let the appropriate USAA Governing Body find new Corporate Leaders who are in full agreement with the views of the USAA Member Base and who will continue on with supporting the Proud Military Values and Traditions that were so well supported by General McDermott when he was the USAA CEO. Then the conflict can finally come to an end and we can all live happily ever after.
ADMIRAL'S COMMENTS Honolulu Star Advertiser Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Dec 7th, 2016 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," He said to nearly a minute of clapping, whistles and whoops. ________________________
USAA MEMBER COMMENTS
User mom03 10-04-2017 06:04 PM Well said!! Thank you !
User SKFly 10-05-2017 06:09 AM It is time to seek out new leadership. A board that has shared values. I cannot imagine what the current board is thinking or the contractual obligation they have with the NFL. The pain of not changing is going to get intense in my opinion.
User Susan B Anthony 10-04-2017 06:14 PM The board of directors are elected to one year terms at the Annual General meeting, which always is sometime within the first 90 days of the calendar year. They in turn elect all the officers of the company. Perhaps the time for members to constructively influence the company is at the annual general meeting.
It's PAINFULLY obvious that there NEEDS to be a change somewhere, or, you're not going to have ANY members to deal with. From this NFL quagmire to, even more importantly, the absolutely mediocre service given to we members, you're hemorrhaging customers at an alarming rate! I used to be a rah rah guy for USAA,but now, I'm looking elsewhere to do my business. If you're curious about my predicament, feel free to peruse the "You guys STINK" post here.