An Extraordinary Evening at Quail Valley River Club
An Extraordinary Evening at Quail Valley River Club

An Extraordinary Evening at Quail Valley River Club

Journey with the Navy SEAL Museum on an extraordinary odyssey of exploring time, space, technology and teamwork

Celebrating Time, Space, Technology, and Teamwork

An Extraordinary Evening at Quail Valley River Club
Hosted By SEAL Team Vero Beach

February 27, 2023
5:00 PM

2345 Highway A1A
Vero Beach, Florida 32963

SEAL Team Vero Beach
From sea to space, SEALs have excelled in the command of the unknown

Superior intellect, mental toughness and adaptability born and bred into Navy SEALs has translated into exceptional NASA astronaut candidates. Chris Cassidy was no exception.

After graduating from BUD/S Class 192 as the “Honor Man” followed by a decorated career in the SEAL Teams Captain (SEAL) Cassidy USN went on to serve as the 14th Chief astronaut at NASA. Cassidy currently serves as President and CEO of The National MOH Museum Foundation.

Chris Cassidy Stats at a Glance

  • 3 voyages to space
  • 4 SEAL deployments
  • 10 spacewalks
  • 11 years in SEAL Teams
  • 14th Chief Astronaut for NASA
  • 17 years at NASA
  • 54 hours 11 minutes spent in space
  • 378 days spent in space
  • 500th person in history to travel to space
Chris Cassidy

Captain (SEAL) Chris Cassidy, USN (Ret.)

Navy SEAL, NASA Astronaut, CEO and President of the National Medal of Honor Museum
In August 2021, the Board of Directors for the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation selected Chris Cassidy to be President and CEO, where he now leads the project to build the iconic Museum, Monument, and Institute. The Medal of Honor Museum team is on a mission to inspire America, promoting the belief everyone is born with the potential to be extraordinary. Chris is the embodiment of this truth. From humble beginnings in the upper Northeast, he chose a life of service to country–first, as an elite Navy SEAL and then as NASA’s Chief Astronaut. Chris has always put others first and given back to the country which gave him boundless opportunities.

Christopher J. Cassidy was born in Salem, Massachusetts on January 4, 1970, and considers nearby York, Maine, where he grew up, to be his hometown. A graduate of York High School, Chris completed Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, Rhode lsland in 1989 and received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1993. He later received a Master of Science in Ocean Engineering from the Massachusetts lnstitute of Technology and has Honorary PhD’s from Husson University and the University of Maine at Augusta.

Captain Cassidy is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL. During his service, he was awarded the Bronze Star with combat ‘V’ and received a second Bronze Star for combat leadership service in Afghanistan. In 2004, the platoon he commanded was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for a nine-day operation at the Zharwar Kili Cave on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border.
Cassidy was selected as an astronaut in 2004. He is a veteran of three space flights and ten space walks. Chris has flown to the lnternational Space Station (ISS) aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor and the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. He has accumulated 377 days in space to include his most recent six-month spaceflight in 2020. In 2015, he became NASA’s 14th Chief Astronaut and served in this capacity for two years.

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to hear his personal account of his service overseas and in space.
Guests will have the unique opportunity to speak with Chris on a personal and meaningful level.

Seating is strictly limited for this intimate venue and anticipated to sell out.

Reserve Your Seats Now With Mission Control

To reserve by phone, please call
(772) 595-5845 x 204

SEAL Team Vero Beach

This event is graciously hosted by SEAL Team Vero Beach.

SEAL Team Vero Beach is the driving force behind An Extraordinary Evening. Working as a team, cohosts Helen and Dr. Jim Shafer and Charlene and Don McClure serve as the event’s dynamic committee. Become part of SEAL Team Vero Beach and help preserve the legacy and heritage of Navy SEALs and their predecessors, and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to guarantee the most vital gift we hold: our freedom. SEAL Team Vero Beach, a Tradition.

With Gratitude to Our Event Sponsors

Hobie Buppert
George E. Warren, LLC
Toyota of Vero Beach
Gorilla Arms
Charles A. Sullivan, Jr., Attorney at Law
Joseph and Mary Lou Peters
Blades Robinson
David and Susan Pyles
Classic Boats America
William and Marlynn Scully
Gould Cooksey Fennell Attorney at Law
Mind and Body of Vero