Maguire Joins W.S. Darley Directors Board
W.S. Darley & Co. announced the addition of Vice Admiral Joe Maguire to the Board of Directors.
Maguire was a career Naval Special Warfare Officer (SEAL) and retired from the United States Navy in 2010, having served 36 years in uniform. Prior to retiring from active duty, he was the Deputy Director for Strategic Operational Planning at National Counterterrorism Center in Washington, DC. Previously, Vice Admiral Maguire was Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command. His awards include The National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the United States Intelligence Community’s highest personal award.
He is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF), a foundation which provides scholarship grants as well as educational counseling to the children of fallen Special Operations troops. The foundation also provides immediate financial assistance to severely wounded warriors and their families. The Darley Family Foundation has supported the SOWF for many years. A Darley family member Ted Fitzhenry who served as a Navy SEAL lost his life during service to our country in 2004 and the SOWF helped his family during this difficult time. Admiral Maguire personally attended the funeral services.
Maguire resides with his wife Kathy in Tampa, Florida where he 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.