Navy SEAL Foundation Announces 2021 Patriot Award Recipient

“There is no one more deserving of the Patriot Award than David Herro. Like the SEALs themselves, David’s commitment to our country is unwavering and steadfast.” -Greg Brown

The Navy SEAL Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce David Herro has been selected to receive the 2021 NSF Patriot Award. The prestigious award is presented to an individual or organization that has contributed significantly to our nation and who has demonstrated and upheld the same values epitomized by the Navy SEAL community.

“I am deeply humbled and honored to receive this award from the Navy SEAL Foundation. The SEALs are always on duty in some of the most remote locations in the world, serving and protecting our country. Jay and I are honored to support the Navy SEAL Foundation and all those they serve,” stated David Herro.

Greg Brown, the 2021-2022 Midwest Evening of Tribute Chair, shared, “There is no one more deserving of the Patriot Award than David Herro. Like the SEALs themselves, David’s commitment to our country is unwavering and steadfast. David has a global view as Chief Investment Officer, International Equities at Harris Associates, L.P, and intimately understands the vital role of our SEALs and Naval Special Warfare Operators play in protecting our country.”

The Foundation will present Mr. Herro with the award at the September 14th 10th annual Evening of Tribute event. Past recipients of the NSF Patriot Award are Kenneth Griffin, Miles White, Bob Iger, Clint Eastwood, among other dedicated patriots.

For more information about the event, please contact Lisa Wagner at or visit

About the Navy SEAL Foundation:

The Navy SEAL Foundation’s (NSF) mission is to provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community and its families, the families of NSW fallen, and SEAL and SWCC veterans. U.S. Navy SEALs have been in sustained combat for nearly two decades, performing hazardous work in unforgiving environments at an unrelenting pace. NSW operators are currently deployed in over 30 countries worldwide and can spend up to 270 days each year in harm’s way.

The Navy SEAL Foundation stands behind these warriors and their families by providing 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 or loss. Like the community it serves, the Navy SEAL Foundation is a high-performing organization committed to excellence. NSF has been awarded the coveted 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator since 2011 and has earned a perfect score of “100” each year since 2016 for financial health, accountability, and transparency, placing NSF in the top 1% of rated charities. Ninety-four cents of every dollar donated goes directly to programs or is retained for future mission use.

The Navy SEAL Foundation is a 501c3 national non-profit charitable organization. TAX-ID 31-1728910. NSF is a non-federal entity and it is not a part of the Department of Defense or any of its components, and it has no governmental status. To learn more, visit

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