Secretary Condoleezza Rice and Rep. Adam Smith To Receive Reagan Foundation Peace Through Strength Award

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Bipartisan Honorees to Receive Tribute At November Forum

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library today announced that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, Democrat Adam Smith of Washington, will receive the Ronald Reagan Peace Through Strength Award at this year’s Reagan National Defense Forum.

“We are delighted to honor Secretary Rice and Congressman Smith at this year’s forum,” said Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. “Both of these leaders – one a Republican, one a Democrat – have dedicated much of their lives to our nation’s security. They have applied with constant purpose, and in different but equally important capacities, a strategy to safeguard the lives and interests of the American people.”

Past recipients of the award include Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Senator John McCain (R-AZ), and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.

Centered on the theme of “Peace through Strength in a Time of Transition and Turbulence,” the Forum will convene at the Reagan Library on November 7, 2015.

Confirmed attendees of the 2015 Reagan National Defense Forum include:

●    The Honorable Ash Carter, U.S. Secretary of Defense
●    Mr. William M. Brown, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Harris Corporation
●    Mr. Wes Bush, Chairman, CEO and President Northrop Grumman
●    Congressman Ken Calvert, U.S. House of Representatives (CA-42)
●    Senator Tom Cotton, U.S. Senate (R-AR)
●    Mr. Jerry DeMuro President and CEO, BAE Systems, Inc.
●    Mr. Ari Fleischer, Former White House Press Secretary; Ari Fleischer Communications
●    The Honorable Michele Flournoy, Former Undersecretary of Defense (Policy); Chief Executive Officer, CNAS
●    The Honorable Stephen J. Hadley, Former National Security Advisor; RiceHadleyGates LLC
●    Ms. Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation
●    Mr. Julian Barnes, Pentagon Reporter, Wall Street Journal
●    General John F. Kelly, United States Marine Corps Commander, U.S. Southern Command
●    The Honorable Frank Kendall, Undersecretary of Defense (ATL)
●    Dr. Thomas A. Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer, Raytheon
●    Congressman Steve Knight. U.S. House of Representatives (CA-25)
●    The Honorable Jon Kyl, Former Senator; Senior of Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP
●    The Honorable Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, Former HASC Chairman; McKeon Group LLC
●    Mr. Mike Petters, President and CEO, Huntington Ingalls Industries
●    Major General Arnold Punaro (Ret.), Chairman, National Defense Industrial Association
●    Gwynne Shotwell, President and COO, SpaceX
●    Congressman Mac Thornberry, HASC Chairman, U.S. House of Representatives (TX-13)
●    Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, U.S. House of Representatives (IN-02)
●    Congressman Brad Wenstrup, U.S. House of Representatives (OH-02)
●    The Honorable Dov Zakheim, Former Undersecretary of Defense (CFO)

The registration fee for the conference is $249 per person and includes free admission into the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Air Force One Pavilion. A special “Early Bird” registration is available through August 31, 2015, at the reduced rate of $225 per person. Active military are $149 per person. Registration details and more information on the conference can be found at http://www.reaganfoundation.org/defense.

Media looking to attend the Forum should email Rachael Dean at Rachael(at)javelindc(dot)com. or 703-490-8845.

http://www.reaganfoundation.org/defense

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the legacy of Ronald Reagan and his timeless principles of individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy, and national pride. It sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the Reagan Center for Public Affairs, the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center and The Air Force One Pavilion. Located in Simi Valley, California the Library houses 63 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and over 60,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It now also serves as the final resting place of America’s 40th President. http://www.reaganfoundation.org

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