The Clements Center welcomes Vice Admiral (Ret.) Joe Maguire as Executive Director

Feb 08, 2024

Austin, TX – The Clements Center for National Security is pleased to announce renowned Navy SEAL and former Acting Director of National Intelligence, Vice Admiral (Ret.) Joe Maguire as our new Executive Director. As a Professor of Practice, Maguire will also hold the Sid Richardson Visiting Chair at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, where he will teach courses on national security, intelligence, leadership, and ethics to graduate students studying public affairs and global policy. His appointment begins on March 1, 2024.

Please see Admiral Maguire’s impressive biography below for more background on his expertise and experience. We are thrilled to welcome him to our team, and we are honored to have him contribute to our mission of training the next generation of national security leaders and scholars.

Joe Maguire served in the U.S. Navy for 36 years until his retirement in 2010 as a Vice Admiral. Maguire spent his final nine years of service in the flag officer ranks leading large, complex military and civilian organizations in challenging situations. In his post military career, Maguire was a Vice President with Booz Allen Hamilton; President and CEO of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation; Director of the National Counterterrorism Center; and Acting Director of National Intelligence. He is currently Vice Chairman on the Board of Southeastern Guide Dogs; a Director on the Board of the National Navy SEAL Museum; and an Advisor to the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center. He previously served as a Director on the Board of W.S. Darley & Co. and on the Board of Advisors for SAP National Security Services, Inc. He owns his own consulting firm and is also a consultant principal with WestExec Advisors, a prominent national security consulting firm. Admiral Maguire earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College and a Master in National Security from the Naval Post Graduate School. He was also a National Security Fellow at Harvard University.