Brent Scowcroft is a retired United States Air Force lieutenant general and served as the U.S. national security advisor under presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush. He also served as military assistant to President Richard Nixon and as deputy assistant to the president for national security affairs in the Nixon and Ford administrations.

Scowcroft served as chairman of the president's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005 and assisted President Barack Obama in choosing his national security team. Currently, he is the president of The Scowcroft Group Inc., an international business consulting firm.

In 1991, President Bush awarded Scowcroft with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilain honor. In 1993, Queen Elizabeth II awarded him with an honorory knighhood, Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Last Updated: June 13, 2017