Former New York State Adjutant General Thomas P. Maguire Joins The Roosevelt Group

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Major General (Ret.) Thomas P. Maguire joins The Roosevelt Group as senior advisor. General Maguire was the senior military official in New York State on September 11, 2001 and guided the New York National Guard response to the attacks.

“We are proud to have General Maguire joining our team. When it comes to understanding national security policy and defending military communities, he has done it all,” said The Roosevelt Group managing partner Chris Goode.

The Roosevelt Group, a government affairs consulting and advocacy firm with an emphasis on defense and homeland security, welcomes Major General (Ret.) Thomas P. Maguire as a senior advisor.

"I am very pleased to be associated with The Roosevelt Group. The expertise, energy and demonstrated successes of their managing partners are of the first echelon,” offered Maguire.

Gen. Maguire was the senior military official in New York State on September 11, 2001 and guided the New York National Guard response to the attacks. His vision for a coordinated, rapid response to emergencies led to the creation of a standing Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ) and cemented Gen. Maguire’s reputation as a creative leader who can bring local, state and federal entities together for maximum impact.

Over the past decade, Gen. Maguire has built an impressive record of success by working with and across organizations. As Adjutant General for the State of New York, he partnered with local leaders, the New York State Police and other state agencies, active military units, and multiple federal agencies, including the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agency. He was a key architect of New York’s successful response to the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure process. Upon retirement form the military, he served as a senior advisor to the National Guard Bureau for five years.

“We are proud to have General Maguire joining our team. When it comes to understanding national security policy and defending military communities, he has done it all,” said The Roosevelt Group managing partner Chris Goode.

As a member of The Roosevelt Group team, General Maguire will be available to all of the firm’s clients, with a special focus on the firm’s military installations client base.

For more information The Roosevelt Group, please visit http://www.rooseveltdc.com.

Major General Thomas P. Maguire served as the Adjutant General, State of New York, where he was responsible for the command, control and leadership of the over 20,000 Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines of New York's Army National Guard, Air National Guard, Naval Militia and the State Guard. Reporting to the Governor of New York, he also worked very closely with LTG H Steven Blum, Chief, National Guard Bureau, and the senior leadership of both the Army and the Air Force to ensure that New York's military forces were always available to meet the needs of nation, state, and communities.

After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, in support of the World Trade Center’s rescue efforts, Major General Maguire deployed almost 9,000 New York militia members and oversaw the establishment of two major logistic/personnel staging areas within 24 hours. This combined effort on the part of all four New York militia components more than validated the need for the evolution of a standing Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ) designed to support the needs of both the President and the Governor within minutes of tasking. Today's JFHQ-NY provides for immediate links to the State Emergency Management Office, the NY Intelligence Fusion Center and, of course, the national military command structure.

Under Adjutant General Maguire, New York's forces have been deployed around the globe, throughout the state and counties to support multiple missions including crisis/incident management, worldwide humanitarian relief, the Global War on Terrorism, New York's Task Force Empire Shield, and the U.S. State Department's Partnership for Peace. He was a charter member of Governor Pataki's N.Y. Department of Homeland Security team. He helped lead the way in developing viable security protocols among diverse agencies such as the U.S. Secret Service, the New York State Police, the U.S. Coast Guard, The Port Authority of NY/NJ and local governments. He has collaborated not only with other state National Guard commands, but, also partnered with active military units to obtain maximum benefit to provide the best possible domestic security for our citizens. Within this unique relationship, a National Guard officer had simultaneous command authority over both active and reserve forces. In turn, the National Guard commander worked directly for a Lead Federal Agency. The Republican National Convention (U.S. Secret Service) and Operation Winter Freeze (U.S. Border Patrol) are two prime examples.

During 2004/05, General Maguire was a major participant in the governor’s Statewide Task Force to develop and enact a strategy to best position New York for participation in the congressionally mandated BRAC. Working aggressively and closely with Governor Pataki, Senator Clinton, and Congressmen Walsh, King, Israel among others, along with elected community leaders throughout New York, the State Task Force recognized significant successes for New York, especially when compared to the 2005 BRAC recommendations as they impacted the other states of the Union.

In March of 2006 Major Gen Maguire took a position on the Air Forces’ Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) Lessons Learned Team. This relatively small group of process experts thoroughly analyzed the manner in which the Air Force prepared for and conducted itself during the 2005 QDR and the outcomes derived. A QDR Lessons Learned Handbook was prepared and presented to both the SECAF and CSAF. The product was so well received that CSAF directed a new Air Force Quadrennial Review Organization be formed. In 2007 Maguire took a position as a consultant to the Chief, National Guard Bureau. From 2007 to present, he has supported the NORTHCOM Joint Task Force Commander Course as a Senior Facilitator. In 2010 Maguire participated in a DOD research project focusing on the utilization of C-130 firefighting aircraft.

Maguire’s 36 year USAF career highlights include serving as a Forward Air Controller in Viet Nam and Wing Commander of the largest Air National Guard Base (C-5 aircraft) before being named Adjutant General. He received a Regular Commission as a Distinguished Graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Holy Cross College and was an Outstanding Graduate of the DOD National Security Management Course. His military decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the Distinguished Flying Cross with 2 devices among others. He is a Command Pilot who served in Operation(s) Just Cause, Desert Shield and Desert Storm in addition to Southeast Asia.

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