Robert McFarlane

Former National Security Advisor

Member - FPRI Board of Advisors

Robert Carl “Bud” McFarlane is a retired Marine Corps officer who served as National Security Advisor to President of the United States Ronald Reagan from 1983 through 1985.

After a career in the Marines, McFarlane became part of the Reagan administration and was a leading architect of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) for defending the United States against missile attack. McFarlane also co-founded and served as CEO of McFarlane Associates Inc., an international consulting company.