Joseph Maguire

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Joseph Maguire
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Director of the National Counterterrorism Center
Assumed office
December 27, 2018
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byRussell Travers (acting)
Personal details
Born1952 (age 66–67)
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1974−2010
RankUS-O9 insignia.svg Vice Admiral
CommandsUnited States Naval Special Warfare Command

Joseph Maguire (born 1952) is the current Director of the National Counterterrorism Center. He retired from the United States Navy as a Vice Admiral in 2010 after 36 years of military service.[1] Prior to retiring from active duty, he was the Deputy Director for Strategic Operational Planning at National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC).[2] NCTC's mission is to lead the U.S. Government in strategic operational planning and counter-terrorism intelligence in order to combat terrorist threats to the U.S. and its interests. Previously, Vice Admiral Maguire was Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command, Navy's component of the U.S. Special Operations Command and the Special Operations Component of the U.S. Navy. His first flag assignment was in United States Special Operations Command as the Director of Strategic Assessments and Resources.

Maguire is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, 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. In June 2018, he was nominated to be the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center by President Donald Trump.[1] This nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in December 2018.[3] He was sworn in on December 27, 2018.[4]

Maguire is highly revered as a leader in the U.S. Navy SEAL community.


Vice Adm. Maguire is from Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1974, the Naval Postgraduate School in 1985 and was a 1994-95 National Security Fellow at Harvard University. During his naval career he lived in many parts of the United States and served around the world, including the Far East.

His first sea duty tour assignment was aboard USS Coronado (LPD 11) where he served as Deck Division Officer. Following Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training (BUD/S), where he graduated as Honor Man - Class 93, Rear Adm. Maguire served in Underwater Demolition Team Twenty One, SEAL Team Two, SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team Two, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, Naval Special Warfare Group Two, and later as Deputy Commander, Special Operations Command Pacific.

He had the honor of serving as Commanding Officer, SEAL Team TWO from 1992 to 1994, and Commanding Officer, Naval Special Warfare Center. Maguire was the Flag Lieutenant to Commander Amphibious Forces Seventh Fleet (CTF 76) and served in the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, D.C., where he was Naval Special Warfare's Assignment Officer and Community Manager. From 2004 to 2007, Rear Admiral Maguire served as Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command. [5]

This article contains material from the United States Federal Government and is in the public domain.

Awards and decorations[edit]

U.S. military decorations
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Superior Service Medal (two awards)
Gold star
Legion of Merit (two awards)
Gold star
Gold star
Gold star
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Gold star
Meritorious Service Medal (two awards)
Gold star
Gold star
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards)
Navy Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Navy Unit Commendation
U.S. Service (Campaign) Medals and Service and Training Ribbons
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Humanitarian Service Medal with bronze service stars
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with three bronze service stars
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon with three bronze service stars
Navy Rifle Marksmanship Badge
Navy Pistol Marksmanship Badge
U.S. badges, patches and tabs
United States Navy Special Warfare insignia.png SEAL Trident
United States Navy Parachutist Badge.png Navy and Marine Corps Parachutist Insignia

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  1. ^ a b "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts". The White House. 22 June 2018. Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  2. ^ "NCTC:Press Room". Retrieved 2008-03-05.
  3. ^ "PN2209 — Joseph Maguire — Office of the Director of National Intelligence". U.S. Congress. 19 December 2018. Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  4. ^ This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ "US Navy Biographies- Vice Admiral Joseph Maguire". Retrieved 2008-02-26.

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