Patrick O'Reilly

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security

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Patrick O’Reilly, Lieutenant General, US Army (retired)

Pat is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council with expertise in recoverable energy, cyber-security, aerospace and missile defense.  He also is the senior vice president at Alphabet Energy, Inc. leading the application of thermoelectric technology to convert waste heat directly into electricity for the US government and military.  Additionally, Pat is a member of National Advisory Committee for Spark 101 (a non-profit organization to stimulate students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

During his Army career, Pat was the director of the US Missile Defense Agency and held many positions of responsibility for the procurement of missile defense systems, combat support vehicles and power generation equipment.  He holds functional and technical expertise in aerospace, electronics, and physics and was an associate professor of physics at West Point.  He is a West Point graduate with master’s degrees in Physics, National Security and Strategic Studies, and Management.