Jose is a decorated United States Army Combat Veteran who was part of the initial invasion into Iraq in the spring of 2003 ultimately serving 14 consecutive months of combat in support of both Operation Iraqi Freedom 1 and 2.

Jose was Honorably discharged in January 2005 after completing his 3-year enlistment term and immediately entered the workforce. A close family friend referred Jose to AIG to apply for their bilingual insurance professional position. With little qualifications, and only a stellar Army career to prove his worth, Jose interviewed and essentially asked for the job of his life at the time, and in return promised his soon to be supervisor that he would never settle for less than the top producer in the company and work harder than any other employee. Through all of the tumultuousness of AIG going bankrupt and the sale of his division to Farmers Insurance Jose lived up to his promise and was one of the top direct insurance professionals in the United States for nearly a decade.

Jose Belen

United States Army Combat Veteran