As a recognized acquisition leader in the U.S. Army, Patrick O’Reilly was selected to direct many military programs and projects. Throughout his 34 years in the U.S. Army, LT Gen Patrick O’Reilly pursued excellence in his service to the United States. Well-educated with three Master’s degrees and a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, LTG Patrick O’Reilly is a highly-trained professional with broad experience. Today, retired General Patrick O’Reilly is a consultant who provides his expertise and advice to industry and university leaders.
From 1999-2003, Patrick O’Reilly was the Director of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) program. Proving himself a strong and successful leader, LT Gen Patrick O’Reilly was highly effective in this role. As Program Director, LTG Patrick O’Reilly was responsible for leading 500 people with a $1 billion annual budget to develop a mobile missile interceptor system. The role required skilled leadership and sound decision making. General Patrick O’Reilly was successful in leading a revitalization project after seven previous flight test failures prior to his arrival.
Under Patrick O’Reilly’s leadership, the redesigned Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system has had 14 consecutive, successful flight tests. This achievement was recognized by the Army, and LT Gen Patrick O’Reilly went on to further his leadership in other roles in the Army such as the Program Executive Officer of the Army Combat Support and Combat Service Support Systems, Director of Ground Based Missile Defense Program, and Deputy Director and Director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.
Throughout his career, LTG Patrick O’Reilly’s leadership was recognized and he received repeated awards by the U.S. Army for his outstanding accomplishments and dedication to the security of the United States. General Patrick O’Reilly is respected as an expert in his field of acquisition and missile defense and continues to speak and advise on it today.