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can a married soilder ready to deploy to a war zone designate

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can a married soilder ready to deploy to a war zone designate his father rather than his wife as the benificary?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  N Cal Attorney replied 7 years ago.
-Could you explain your situation a little more?

As beneficiary of what?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
life isurance in case if he gets killed in action.
Expert:  N Cal Attorney replied 7 years ago.
The answer is Yes, the soldier can designate anyone he wants as the beneficiary of the SGLI policy.
Who Can You Designate To Be The Beneficiary?

You may designate any person, firm, corporation or legal entity (including your own estate individually or as a trustee) as principal or contingent beneficiary. Þ Note: State divorce decrees, separation agreements or other state court or municipal court documents are not binding on the determination of a beneficiary.

Married service members should be aware that if they name a beneficiary other than their spouse or child their spouse will be notified by the Department of Defense that a change has been made. The only exceptions to this rule are if:

1. the spouse has already been notified of the change, and
2. the spouse was not the beneficiary in the election prior to the current beneficiary change.

I hope this information is helpful.