Reagan Library Closure

We're sorry. Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum will be closed to the public beginning March 14th until further notice. This includes docents, volunteers and interns. We will continue to respond to written reference requests at Please check our website, or  for updates on our operating hours and status.

All public events at the Reagan Library facilities are cancelled until further notice. This includes in-person public programs, tours, school group visits, public meetings, external conferences, and facility rentals. Where possible, we will conduct public events and outreach activities online and through virtual meetings. For online education information, please see our educational resources.

Notice to NARA Researchers and FOIA Requestors

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff.  As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference or FOIA request or appeal.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.  Read more on how NARA is addressing COVID-19 (coronavirus)

RESEARCHERS: Please see a "Letter to Researchers" from the Archivist of the United States for a further update.



Nomination of Frank C. Carlucci To Be Secretary of Defense

November 5, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate Frank C. Carlucci to be Secretary of Defense. He would succeed Caspar W. Weinberger.

Mr. Carlucci has been Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs since January 1987. Prior to this he was chairman and chief executive officer, 1984 - 1986, and president and chief operating officer, 1983 - 1984, of Sears World Trade, Inc., in Washington, DC. Mr. Carlucci has been Deputy Secretary of Defense, 1981 - 1982; Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, 1978 - 1981; United States Ambassador to Portugal, 1974 - 1978; Under Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1973 - 1974; Associate Director and then Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget, 1971 - 1973; and Assistant Director and then Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, 1969 - 1971. Mr. Carlucci became a career Foreign Service officer in 1956, where he held positions in South Africa, the Congo, Zanzibar, and Brazil.

Mr. Carlucci graduated from Princeton University (A.B., 1952) and did postgraduate studies at the Harvard School of Business. He was born October 18, 1930, in Scranton, PA. Mr. Carlucci is married, has three children, and resides in McLean, VA.