A Few Good Men — Joseph Maguire

Today, you may have seen a few snippets of the Acting Director of National Intelligence, Joseph Maguire, being quizzed by the House Intelligence Committee, chaired by Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Cali) in regard to the l’affaire “blowing of the whistle.”

It was the typical Congressional investigatory shit show, but I discovered an interesting man: Joseph Maguire.

Who is this man Joseph Maguire?

Director Maguire was a 36-year Navy man in a prior life. He wore three stars as a Navy Vice Admiral. He spent his entire career as a special warfare officer and wears the SEAL Trident and the Marine Corps Parachutist insignia.

His career is a journey from the lowest levels of the Navy from a SEAL Team leader (SEAL Team 2) to the head of the entire Naval Special Warfare Command.

It is worthy of note that he was named the Honor Man of his SEAL training unit. This kind of peer recognition is the highest honor that one’s fellow warriors can convey on a man. He graduated in 1977 though he had a broken leg.

I have no doubt that every word coming from this man’s mouth will be the truth. I have no doubt that this man could make a dozen or two of his tormentors and have protoplasm and character left over.

I am pleased — the word fails me, “ecstatic to learn” is better — to know that such men guide our country at the highest levels in both the military and executive branch assignments.

Bravo, Director Maguire. You make me proud to be an American.

Fair seas and following winds, America. Admiral Maguire has the watch!

But, hey, what the Hell do I really know anyway? I’m just a Big Red Car. Go Navy!