Congressman Mo Brooks Honors Patrick O'Reilly's Army Career
Retired LT Gen Patrick O'Reilly has dedicated his career as a Commissioned Officer for the past 34 years to the U.S. Army. He has accomplished significant achievements and made many significant contributions to U.S. National security.
MADISON, Ala., June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- On September 19, 2012, Republican Congressman Mo Brooks of Alabama made a speech in honor of LTG Patrick O'Reilly's Army career in the House of Representatives. The tribute was in honor of the outstanding achievements General Patrick O'Reilly has made throughout his 34 years of service as a Commissioned Officer. Patrick O'Reilly has enhanced missile defense, influenced U.S. National security policy, and has been prominent in the achievement of historical milestones in the military. LT Gen Patrick O'Reilly's career has left a positive impact for the U.S. Army.
LTG Patrick O'Reilly graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1978. Since then, General Patrick O'Reilly has gone on to earn Master's Degrees in Physics, National Security and Strategic Studies, and Management. Patrick O'Reilly has used his education to further develop his professional career in the military. Having held many leadership roles, LT Gen Patrick O'Reilly made many contributions throughout his career. He began as a cadet at West Point in the U.S. Military Academy and progressed in positions of increasing responsibility to the Director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency in 2008, while demonstrating effective leadership at all levels throughout his career.
Nominated by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate for the position of Director of the Missile Defense Agency, LTG Patrick O'Reilly was recognized for his ability to be a decisive leader. As Director of the Missile Defense Agency, "General Patrick O'Reilly successfully applied his insight and expertise to a series of national and international security challenges," said Congressman Mo Brooks. Under Patrick O'Reilly's leadership, his Agency oversaw the construction of additional missile interceptor fields in Alaska to increase the robustness of US homeland missile defense system. Part of LT Gen Patrick O'Reilly's plan was to commit to Congress and the American people to field and deploy 30 Ground-Base Interceptors by the end of 2010, a promised he fulfilled in September of 2010.
LTG Patrick O'Reilly is recognized for his strategic contributions on how the nation should respond to the threat of ballistic missiles from the Middle East. General Patrick O'Reilly worked with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the State Department, and the National Security Council in developing and implementing a four-phased plan for deployment of the European Phased Adaptive Approach to missile defense. Due to his hard work and leadership, Patrick O'Reilly made significant contributions to the successful deployment of a command and control battle management system in Germany linked to an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense ship on patrol the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, and a forward-based radar in Turkey.
As a result of the contributions of LT Gen Patrick O'Reilly, the U.S achieved historical milestones in missile defense. LTG Patrick O'Reilly's mission extended beyond the current set of fielded and planned capabilities. General Patrick O'Reilly initiated the development of the Precision Tracking Space System satellite program to one day track enemy ballistic missiles from space. These are just a few of the impressive accomplishments made by Patrick O'Reilly.
About: LT Gen Patrick O'Reilly is a leader and expert in the field of missile defense. As a Commissioned Officer of the U.S. Army for 34 years, he accumulated an abundance of experience that he uses today as a consultant for industry and university leaders.
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