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Pierce Fox Cohalan is a District Court Judge presiding in the Suffolk County District Court in Central Islip, NY. Judge Cohalan also serves as an acting County Court Judge and is the presiding Judge of the Suffolk County Veteran’s Court as well as the Supervising Judge of the Suffolk County Town and Village Courts. Prior…

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Maureen Murphy is the Gold Star Mother of Medal of Honor recipient Navy SEAL LT Michael P. Murphy, the namesake of the museum and sea cadet training facility. Along with serving on the museum board, she also serves on the board of the LT Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation setup to assist in educational…

Robert F. Agostinelli is a self made billionaire financier who is Chairman and Co-Founder of the private equity firm of Rhone Group, a capital investment firm. Mr. Agostinelli is a senior member of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation and the American Italian Cancer Foundation as well as on the Board of Trustees of the National…

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Since 2012, Bret W. Sears has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Island Federal Credit Union. In those eight years, Island has grown from $909 million credit union with five branch locations to a $1.6 billion institution with 11 branches on Long Island and in Brooklyn. Sears joined Island as Vice President/Chief Financial…

John D. Murphy is the younger brother of LT Michael P. Murphy and president of the LT Michael P Murphy Navy SEAL Museum. Like his brother, John was born in Smithtown, NY and raised in Patchogue, NY. He attended the Patchogue-Medford School District and graduated with the Class of 2004. He went on to attend…

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Tom is a US Navy veteran and retired NYC construction manager who, after surviving 9/11 served at WTC for 9 months. Tom accepted an appointment to the office of Veterans Services Director for Suffolk County, NY where he continues to proudly serve the men and women who have worn the uniform of our great nation.…

Chris Wyllie

Executive Director

Our Executive Director, Chris started as a Board Member of the LT. Michael P. Murphy Navy SEAL Museum. Born in Port Jefferson NY, Chris entered USN in January 1994 graduating SWCC Class 16 and Navy SEAL BUD/s Class 217. Served at SBU12 and ST2, Medically Discharged in Sept/2000. Married to Cary Wyllie. Daughter Crystal Wyllie…

Laura Racioppi

Laura Racioppi was born and raised in East Islip, NY and graduated from St. John the Baptist High School. She attended Hofstra University where she studied Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources. Laura later went on to work for a private transportation company, overseeing the Department of Social Services contract for handicapped pre-school…

Sharon McKenna

Sharon McKenna worked along side of Dan Murphy in the federal court system for 36 wonderful years. Her time with Dan and the entire Murphy family turned them into lifelong trusted friends, which act more like family when together. She watched Michael grow up, become a Navy SEAL and was there when the call came…

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Dan Murphy is a combat wounded Vietnam veteran serving with the 25th Infantry Division. He founded the LT Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation, was elected National Judge Advocate of the Purple Heart organization (MOPH), and is forever Michael’s loving father.