Honorary Chair - 2017
NYS Senator Thomas D. Croci
Tom spent over 8 years on active duty, earning the rank of Lieutenant Commander; and later the rank of Commander in 2013.
Commander Croci culminated his active duty service as Senior Duty Officer in the White House Situation Room, National Security Council (2005-2007), Executive Office of the President where he directly supported the President and National Security Advisor during countless homeland and international crises.
Shortly after the 2009 Presidential Inauguration, LCDR Croci was mobilized to active duty from the White House Staff and trained and deployed as an Intelligence Officer with a Navy SEAL team supporting Operation Enduring Freedom- Afghanistan. Croci was mobilized again to active duty in 2013 as a Commander with the U.S. Navy Reserves and returned home to Long Island in July, 2014.
Honorary Chair - 2016
Police Officer Steven McDonald, Patti Ann McDonald and Conor McDonald
Detective Steven McDonald of the New York City Police Department, was shot in the line of duty in 1986 and paralyzed from the neck down.
Honorary Chair - 2015
President and CEO
Vice Admiral, USN, Retired Former Commander
Naval Special Warfare Command