General Patrick O’Reilly is a leader in the field of missile defense and national security in the United States. Throughout his 34 years in the U.S. Army, Patrick O’Reilly gained invaluable leadership and management experience first-hand. LT Gen Patrick O’Reilly has held many challenging leadership positions including the Director of the Missile Defense Agency under the Department of Defense. During his four years as Director of the Missile Defense Agency, LTG Patrick O’Reilly made historical contributions to the defense of the U.S. and national security.
On February 28, 2012, General Patrick O’Reilly was honored by Purdue University by being selected to present their engineering students with the William E. Boeing distinguished lecture for 2012. As a respected leader in his field, Patrick O’Reilly is a recognized expert on missile defense, technology development, and national security. LT Gen Patrick O’Reilly has been a guest speaker at many think-tanks and universities around the country including Harvard, Iowa State, Nebraska, Tuskegee, Tennessee, North Carolina State, Auburn, Alabama, Prairieview A&M, and Howard Universities.
In addition to speaking at think tanks and universities, LTG Patrick O’Reilly has given speeches and spoken for news agencies like C-SPAN. His expertise on the subject of missile defense and the changes to missile defense policy has been valuable as he shares his knowledge today. General Patrick O’Reilly has received many awards on behalf of his hard work and dedication to the U.S. Army. Patrick O’Reilly has been the recipient of the Defense Superior Service Award twice, the two-time recipient of the Legion of Merit, the recipient of the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and seven-time recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal.
Today, retired LT General Patrick O’Reilly is a consultant who advises industry and university leaders interested in collaborating and contracting with the United States Government.