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RNDF 2017

December 1 –2, 2017

Mission Statement

The Reagan National Defense Forum (RNDF) brings together leaders and key stakeholders in the defense community - including members of Congress, military leaders, industry, scholars, and administration officials - to address the health of our national defense and stimulate discussions that promote policies to strengthen the U.S. military. In an era of geopolitical uncertainty where the threats to our national security are increasing in number and complexity, RNDF annually convenes leaders in the defense community to discuss and debate how best to deal with these challenges. Though President Reagan left office many years ago, the United States military continues to benefit from his commitment and vision for a strong defense. Recognizing that today’s decisions will affect our military capabilities for years to come, RNDF charges leaders from current and past Administrations and Congress to look beyond the immediate issues facing our armed forces and explore how we can build peace through strength for the future.

“Great event which is going to become the Davos of defense.” - Politico

Honorary Steering Committee

Congressman Mac Thornberry
Honorary Chairman

The Honorable Robert Gates  The Honorable Sam Nunn
The Honorable Chuck Hagel  The Honorable Leon Panetta
The Honorable Duncan L. Hunter      Senator Jack Reed
Senator James M. Inhofe Congressman Adam Smith
The Honorable Ann McLaughlin Korologos
Reagan Foundation Trustee
The Honorable George Shultz
Reagan Foundation Trustee
Senator John McCain

The Honorable John Warner

The Honorable Howard P. “Buck” McKeon  The Honorable Pete Wilson
Reagan Foundation Trustee


2016 Agenda

The 2016 Reagan National Defense Forum begins with a welcome reception on Friday, December 2nd followed by the Saturday, December 3rd breakfast session, simultaneous morning and afternoon panel sessions, keynote luncheon, and special closing remarks from a Department of Defense official. RNDF commences at 7:30 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 5:30 p.m on Saturday, December 3, 2016.

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Attendees and speakers from the key communities that shape our national defense, which include Members of Congress, the civilian and military leadership of the Department of Defense, former officials, thought leaders, defense industry representatives, and members of the press. All RNDF sessions from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. are open to the press.

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Tickets and Registration

Tickets to attend the 2016 Reagan National Defense Forum is by invitation-only.  This year’s Forum is at capacity and registration is closed.  Thank you.

Become a Sponsor

The Reagan Foundation creates multi-faceted programs, events and exhibits through: The Center for Public Affairs; The Annenberg Presidential Learning Center / Air Force Once Discovery Center; The Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum; The Archives at the Reagan Library; and The Air Force One Pavilion at the Reagan Library. Our mission and work would not be possible without the help of generous supporters of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Bob Cochran at (202) 595-6371 or by email,

“A summit [featuring] much soul-searching about America’s current role in the Middle East and beyond among officials and analysts from both inside and outside the administration.” - Washington Times

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