Brent Scowcroft

Brent Scowcroft

Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret.), is a President of The Scowcroft Group, Inc., an international business consulting firm. He is also the founder and President of The Forum for International Policy, a non-profit organization providing independent perspectives and opinions on major foreign policy issues, based on a commitment to active, thoughtful American global leadership.


General Scowcroft served as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs to Presidents Ford and Bush. He also served as Military Assistant to President Nixon and as Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs to Presidents Ford and Nixon. Prior to joining the Bush Administration, General Scowcroft was Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc. He serves as a Director on the boards of Pennzoil-Quaker State, and Qualcomm Corporations, and the American Council on Germany.


In the course of his military career, General Scowcroft has held positions in the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Headquarters of the U.S. Air Force, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. Other assignments included faculty positions at the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and Assistant Air Attach? in the American Embassy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.


General Scowcroft has chaired or served on a number of policy advisory councils, including the President's General Advisory Committee on Arms Control, the President's Commission on Strategic Forces, the President's Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management, and the President's Special Review Board (Tower Board) investigating the Iran-Contra Affair. He currently serves as Chairman of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB) and as Chairman of the Board of the American-Turkish Council (ATC). He is also a Member of the Board of the Gerald R. Ford Foundation, the George C. Marshall Foundation, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Atlantic Council of the United States, the International Republican Institute, and the National Defense University. He is also Chairman of the Board of the CSIS/Pacific Forum, the Bush Presidential Library Foundation, the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the Defense Policy Board.


General Scowcroft had an aeronautical rating as a pilot and has numerous military decorations and awards. In addition, President Bush presented him with the Medal of Freedom Award in 1991. In 1993, he was presented with the insignia of an Honorary Knight of the British Empire (K.B.E.) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace.


General Scowcroft was born in Ogden, Utah. He received his undergraduate degree and commission into the Army Air Forces from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He has an M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbus University.


General Scowcroft was married to the late Marian Horner Scowcroft and has one daughter.