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Brian Valenza, VIRSIG’s CEO Officiates at Navy SEAL Foundation Benefit in NYC

(New York, NY) 26 May 2021 - Last night the Navy SEAL Foundation (NSF) marked 20 years of Naval Special Warfare Operations since 9/11 with a charitable benefit event aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The evening included a reception, dinner and program which included several prominent speakers.

The evening’s special guest was a prominent global leader, who engaged in an exclusive dialogue with Vice Admiral Robert S. Harward, Jr., who served on the National Security Council for the George W. Bush administration. VADM Harward commissioned the National Counter-Terrorism Center, and has extensive combat experience as a U.S. Navy SEAL--leading the invasions in Afghanistan and Iraq in 2001 and 2003. The guest speakers were introduced by VIRSIG’s CEO Brian Valenza, himself a former SEAL officer and current Ambassador for the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Brian served as the Host Committee co-chair for the evening’s program, a major fundraising benefit for the NSF. Brian said, “Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, there has been an unprecedented demand for special operations forces. Never before has so much been asked of so few, from so many, for so long. The Navy SEAL Foundation was established in 2000, to serve the U.S. Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen (SWCC), Naval Special Warfare (NSW) support personnel and their families.”

The Navy SEAL Foundation’s programs are focused on the preservation of the Naval Special Warfare force and their families. They provide a comprehensive set of programs specifically designed to improve health and welfare, build and enhance resiliency, empower and educate families and provide critical support during times of illness, injury, loss, and transition. Learn more about the Navy SEAL Foundation at

VIRSIG believes that service to others can change the world, and that those who serve with strong morals and character can inspire others to do the same and overcome obstacles and challenges that many may see as insurmountable. VIRSIG strives to support those who support others. Learn more about VIRSIG’s culture of giving back and projects the company and its employees support at

VADM Robert S. Harward, Jr., (Ret.)


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