Distinguished Military Leader Joins USAA as CEO Chief of Staff

SAN ANTONIO, June 5, 2023 ~ USAA has announced the appointment of Major General (Retired) Robert F. Whittle, Jr., as Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff, reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer Wayne Peacock.

Whittle brings a wealth of military and leadership experience to the role, having served as the deputy commanding general of operations for U.S. Army North (ARNORTH), headquartered at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, as well as the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, with responsibility for delivering engineering and water resource solutions for portions of 17 states. He also has two tours in Afghanistan, two tours in Iraq and one in Bosnia.

President and CEO Wayne Peacock expressed his delight at Whittle's appointment: "Bob's decades of service to our country bring valuable perspective on how we can continue to serve the military community and their families with excellence," he said. "He will provide unique insights to help bring solutions for USAA members and I'm honored to welcome Bob to the USAA leadership team."

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In his new role, Whittle will be responsible for guiding the strategic execution and coordination of all critical activities for the USAA senior leadership team and USAA Board of Directors. He'll also oversee the company's member relations, event planning, corporate services, real estate portfolio, facilities management, building design and construction.

A native of Mystic, Conn., Whittle holds multiple degrees including a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the United States Military Academy; a master's degree in environmental engineering from the University of Texas at Austin; master's degrees in military arts, science and strategic studies from the Marine War College; as well as being a licensed professional engineer.

Commenting on his appointment Whittle said: "Joining USAA is an opportunity to continue my service to the military community," he said. "USAA's mission has served me and my family personally throughout my career and I am honored to continue my support of our servicemembers and their families."
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