Trump picks Navy veteran as a top counter-terrorism official

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is the nomination of a Marine special operations veteran to be the nation’s top counter-terrorism official.

Trump announced Friday that he picked Joseph Maguire to lead the National counter-Terrorism Center.

Since 2013, Maguire is president and chief executive officer of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. His last government assignment was deputy director for strategic operational planning at the counterterrorism center, where he was a member of the National Security Council the counter-terrorism security group.

Maguire, of New York City, retired from the Navy in 2010 as a vice admiral after 36 years in uniform. He has commanded every level of the Naval Special Warfare Command, the Marine component of U. S. Special Operations Command.

Russell Travers is currently the acting director of the centre.

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