Adm. (Ret.) Joseph Maguire

Executive Director, Clements Center for National Security

Admiral (Ret.) Joseph Maguire was appointed Executive Director of the Clements Center for National Security in February 2024. He also holds the Sid Richardson Visiting Chair at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and will teach courses on national security, intelligence, leadership, and ethics to master’s students studying public affairs and global policy as a Professor of Practice.

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, National Counterterrorism Center. He previously served as a Director on the Board of W.S. Darley & Co. and SAP National Security Services, Inc. Board of Advisors. He owns his own consulting firm and is also a consultant principal with WestExec Advisors, a prominent national security consulting firm.

Maguire earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College and a Master’s in National Security from the Naval Post Graduate School. He was also a National Security Fellow at Harvard University.