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Vice Admiral (RTD) Joe Maguire Joins W.S. Darley & Co. Board Of Directors

April 24, 2014 – W.S. Darley & Co. is pleased to announce the addition of Vice Admiral Joe Maguire to the Board of Directors.

Admiral Joe Maguire

Admiral 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. He is highly revered as a leader in the US Navy SEAL Community. 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.

According to Paul C. Darley, Chairman of the W.S. Darley & Co. Board of Directors, “We are honored to have Admiral Maguire serve on our board. His insights into the special operations community will help us immensely as we grow and continue to serve this important market.”

Admiral Maguire commented, “Darley has a proven track record and strong reputation built up over the last 100 years in the fire service. They are taking their passion for quality, service and reliability to serve our Military and establish a trusted brand in the defense market. My personal core values and the company’s core values are aligned. I’m extremely proud and honored to serve on this board.”

Joe presently 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.



One Response to “Vice Admiral (RTD) Joe Maguire Joins W.S. Darley & Co. Board Of Directors”

  1. Stefan S. says:

    Sarcasm alert…….Nice to see the Golden parachute hasn’t gone away!