Thomas Dials Receives KAPCIC’s Ad Astra Award AFI Chairman Honored for Contributions to Insurance Industry

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Tom Dials (Colonel, U.S. Army, Ret.), Chairman of Armed Forces Insurance (http://www.afi.org), received the Ad Astra Award from the Kansas Association of Property and Casualty Insurance Companies (KAPCIC).

Tom exemplifies the meaning and high ideals the words "Ad Astra" represent — "to the stars through difficulties."

Tom Dials (Colonel, U.S. Army, Ret.), Chairman of Armed Forces Insurance (http://www.afi.org), received the Ad Astra Award from the Kansas Association of Property and Casualty Insurance Companies (KAPCIC).

The award — which is modeled after Richard Bergen’s “Ad Astra” statue of a bronze Kansa warrior on the top of the state capitol dome in Topeka — recognizes Dials for his significant, long-term contribution to the insurance industry in Kansas and beyond.

“As a decorated military officer and strategic business leader, Tom’s many contributions to our industry over the years, both in the state of Kansas and nationally, makes him the perfect recipient of this award. He exemplifies the meaning and high ideals the words ‘Ad Astra’ represent — ‘to the stars through difficulties,’” said Scott Forland, KAPCIC President.

Upon retiring from active military duty in 1994, Dials joined the staff at Armed Forces Insurance as Director of Market Research, and soon became Director of Management Information System and Vice President of Insurance Support. In 1998, he was appointed Senior Vice President and in 2003, was elected by the organization’s Board of Directors to serve as President of the Armed Forces Insurance Exchange and Chairman of the attorney-in-fact. Dials has served in leadership roles at both KAPCIC and the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC).

About Armed Forces Insurance
AFI was founded in 1887 by military leaders with a single mission: to protect the property of those who protect our nation. The company provides premium quality, competitively priced property and casualty insurance to military professionals throughout the United States and overseas. AFI understands that its subscribers have unique circumstances and insurance needs, enabling the company to offer a level of personalized service that’s unequaled in the industry. For more information, visit the website at http://www.afi.org or call 1-800-495-8234.

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