Senator Theodore Stevens 1923-2010
November 18, 1923 – August 10, 2010
It is with tremendous sorrow, emptiness and breaking emotions on this day that we as Americans bear witness to the passing of a great statesman, Senator Ted Stevens.
Senator Stevens had the courage where others did not, the foresight against the majority where others dare not, and the tenacity of a skilled and determined man who came from humble American beginnings to help bring the 49th state into the Union.
Senator Stevens defended our nation with valor, wisdom and vision. He reached out to enable every part of Alaska from its native tribes, wildlife, natural resources and its people to significantly add to the fabric and strength of the American people and its culture.
Senator Stevens, with his intimidating presence and reputation of passionate deliberate confrontation on issues important to our nation and his state had a more compassionate reputation to those that knew him of deep love and respect. He enabled and led the multitudes of people he touched in so many ways throughout his 86 years in the making of today’s America.
We were fortunate to have him grace our nation, share his wisdom, use his knowledge, and live with freedom from his legacy.
For missile defense, there has been no greater legislator or representative of the American people in the history of our country. No one has done more to evolve, develop and deploy our nation’s missile defense systems; which are placed throughout the world, making our world, allies and troops safe today.
Without Senator Steven’s visionary leadership, this nation would not today have a deployed missile defense system and architecture protecting our homeland. The Missile Defense Agency would not have been formed or supported without the iron will of Senator Stevens.
From all of us that support missile defense we are eternally grateful for his legacy, leadership and determination.
God’s grace be with him, his wife Catherine, his children, his family and those that perished alongside him on the hillside in Alaska.
Rest in Peace my dear friend, for you have the unconquerable soul .
- Cooperating with Japan on Missile Defense
- Congressional Roundtable Discussion Series
- Addressing the Air and Ballistic Missile Threat to Europe
- Developing a Space-Based Sensor Layer for Missile Defense
- MDAA Congressional Roundtable: Future BMD Systems
- MDAA Congressional Roundtable: Missile Defense in the Pacific
- The Navy’s Contribution to Ballistic Missile Defense
- Congressional Roundtable Discussion: Addressing the North Korean Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States
- Reception Events
- Anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative Speech
- Arizona Breakfast of Champions
- Ballistic Missile Defense Breakfast of Champions in Pascagoula, Mississippi
- Huntsville Breakfast of Champions
- New Jersey Reception of Champions in Camden, New Jersey
- Recognition of the Tenth Anniversary of the Operational Aegis BMD System
- Missile Defender of the Year Award Ceremonies
- Write Your Representative
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- Dr. William Van Cleave 1935-2013
- Lt. Gen. Larry J. Dodgen 1949-2010
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- Mrs. Nancy Reagan
- Neil Armstrong 1930-2012
- Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark A. Mayo 1989-2014
- Senator Theodore Stevens 1923-2010
- Missile Defense Review