Reese Tanner
Biographical Information
Name: Reese Tanner
Status: Deceased
Date of death: July 4, 2016
Place of death: Cheyenne Mountain Complex
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Career Information
Profession: Secretary of Defense
Family Information
Marital status: Single
Played by: Patrick St. Esprit
First appearance: Independence Day: Crucible
Last appearance: Independence Day: Resurgence

Reese Tanner was the U.S. Secretary of Defense who served under Presidents Lucas Jacobs and Elizabeth Lanford.


Tanner was complicit with the Jacobs administration for rushing the development of a hybrid fighter that killed Steven Hiller in the 2007 ESD Spring Expo. Prior to the incident, ESD scientist David Levinson warned Tanner about his concerns about the hybrid in which Tanner disregarded his warnings and had him removed from the hybrid project. Much to Tanner's reluctance, Levinson was appointed as the new ESD Director.


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