As a retired defense industry senior executive, top-level engineer, strategist and member of numerous US government advisory boards, author L. David Montague, member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, has a proven record of successful, high-integrity defense program accomplishments.
With more than 50 years of hands-on involvement in the management, development and deployment of successful strategic systems and technology, Montague brings a critical, informed perspective to the present state of US strategic defense—and proposes a set of reasonable, achievable, and imperative measures to meet today’s strategic deterrence need:
- Assures a flexible, limited, effective ground-based national missile defense that fosters security, stability, and arms reduction even as nuclear weapons technology proliforates.
- Corrects deficiencies in current systems.
- Offers modest additions to effectively counter hypersonic and other emerging threats without ‘re-inventing the wheel’.
- Denies damage of limited attack by ‘rogue nations, non-state actors, or accidental launch.
- Proposes changes to assure competent management and oversight of system developments and operations.
- Proposes Independent, verifiable testing protocols to ensure reliable, operational performance if called on.
Montague has authored three books on major system organization and management issues