Gen. Scowcroft To Address National Security Issues At Texas A&M

By: Texas A&M Press Release Email
By: Texas A&M Press Release Email

COLLEGE STATION The Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, will host its namesake, Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret.) Wednesday (Nov. 13) when he will share his assessment of national security issues facing the United States.

The 5:30 p.m. program at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center is titled “An Evening with Brent Scowcroft.” Gen. Scowcroft’s remarks will be followed by a question-and-answer session, concluding with a reception.

The program is free and open to the public, but reservations must be made to ensure seating, planners of the event note.

Gen. Scowcroft is president of The Scowcroft Group and is known as one of the country's leading experts on international policy. He served as National Security Advisor for President Gerald Ford and President George H. W. Bush, the only individual in U.S. history appointed to the position under two different presidents.

Named a Distinguished Graduate of West Point, Scowcroft served 29 years in the U.S. Air Force. During his Air Force career, he held several academic and security positions, teaching at both West Point and the Air Force Academy. He later worked in the Department of Defense as special assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and served as military assistant to President Richard Nixon.

In 1991, Gen. Scowcroft received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, from President George H.W. Bush. He was awarded an honorary knighthood — Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) — by Queen Elizabeth II in 1999, and he was presented the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2009.

In addition to his degree earned at West Point, the general holds master’s and doctorate degrees in international relations from Columbia University.

To RSVP to attend the event, go to the website or call (979) 858-8015.

For additional information, contact the institute’s assistant director, Don Bailey, at or (979) 845-1540.

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