Mr. Richards serves as a Board Member and Vice President, Senior Military Affairs Advisor in Juliet Marine Systems. He is an Angel Investor. Rear Admiral Thomas R. Richards retired in 1999 following a 30 year Naval Special Warfare career during which he served as the Commander of Naval Special Warfare Command in San Diego, CA. In this position, he was responsible for providing combat ready SEALS and Special Warfare Combat Crewmembers to Theater Combatant Commanders as well as the planning, programming and budgeting for Naval Special Warfare, a command of over 5,500 personnel with an annual budget in excess of $550 million. His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal (2), Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with Combat V (2), and Purple Heart.