Joe Maguire became the President and CEO of The Special Operations Warrior Foundation in September 2013; having served on the Foundation’s Board of Directors for the previous three years. He was a career Naval Special Warfare Officer (SEAL) and retired from the United States Navy in 2010 having served 36 years in uniform. He commanded at every level to include the Naval Special Warfare Command, the Navy Component of United States Special Operations Command. His last assignment in government was Deputy Director for Strategic Operational Planning in the National Counterterrorism Center, Washington, DC. While in this position, he was a member of the National Security Council’s Counterterrorism Security Group. His awards include The National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the United States Intelligence Community’s highest personal award. Prior to leading the Foundation, he was a Vice President with Booz Allen Hamilton.
A native of New York City, he was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree from Manhattan College and received a Master’s Degree in Scientific and Technical Intelligence from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He was a National Security Fellow at Harvard University. Joe serves on the Advisory Board of Operation Helping Hands, whose mission is to help the families of the wounded and injured Warriors during their hospital stay in Tampa Bay. Additionally, he is a military advisor to the Board of Directors of Athlete’s Performance Institute which honored him by establishing a scholarship in his name for wounded Special Operations Forces at The Eagle Fund of the Andrew’s Institute Foundation. The Eagle Fund’s mission is to provide our Wounded Warriors with the highest quality care possible. He and his wife Kathy are proud to support Southeastern Guide Dogs. They reside in Tampa, Florida.