Brent Scowcroft (born March 19, 1925) was a lieutenant general in the United States Air Force, and National Security Advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush. He is the founder and current president of The Scowcroft Group, an international business consulting firm.
He was educated at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he received his undergraduate degree and his commission to the Army Air Forces. He has also gained a M.A. and a Ph.D. in international relations from Columbia University.
Brent Scowcroft’s military career spanned 29 years. From its beginnings at West Point, his career included posts such as: Professor of Russian history at West Point; head of the Political Science Department at the Air Force Academy; Office of the Secretary of Defence International Security Assistance; Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and also as Military assistant to President Nixon.
From 1982 to 1989 he was the Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associates Inc., in which he advised and assisted a wide range of global corporate leaders on global joint ventures, strategic planning and risk assessment.
- "Scowcroft Staff", Scowcroft Website, Accessed 19 October 2010