Anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative Speech

Reagan SDI Anniversary Invitation

The Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance was honored to partner with The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library to commemorate the anniversary of President Reagan’s historic Strategic Defense Initiative Speech. We also presented the Presidential Library with missile defense artifacts and recognized current leadership in the field of missile defense. The recognition ceremony took place Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 6PM at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.

We were joined by distinguished speakers to discuss the evolution of the ballistic missile defense systems put forth by President Reagan in his Strategic Defense Initiative speech. Speakers included were:


Mr. Robert C. “Bud” McFarlane 

Former National Security Advisor under President Reagan from 1983-1985


Lieutenant General (Ret.) Henry A. “Trey” Obering III

Former Director of the Missile Defense Agency from 2004-2008


Lieutenant General Samuel A. Greaves

Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command,

Los Angeles Air Force Base, California