One-time SEAL now leads nonprofit benefiting elite Navy unit
Jim Smith is executive director of the Navy SEAL Foundation, a nonprofit supporting US Navy SEALs and their families. Smith spent 29 years with the elite unit, deployed throughout the world. He assumed leadership of the SEAL foundation last year, a year marked by triumph (the killing of Osama bin Laden) and tragedy (22 SEALs died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan). He’ll be in Boston July 3 for the New England Warrior Benefit at the Seaport World Trade Center.