Former U.S. security advisor awarded Hauenstein Fellowship

GVL Staff

Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies awarded former U.S. National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft with the Col. Ralph W. Hauenstein Fellowship medal July 13 at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation’s William E. Simon Lecture and luncheon, hosted at the J.W. Marriott Hotel’s International Ballroom in Grand Rapids.

The fellowship given to Scowcroft, who served under both the Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush administrations, is the most prestigious award given by the Hauenstein Center. Before serving as a U.S. national security advisor, Scowcroft was a Lieutenant General in the Air Force, served as Military Assistant to former President Richard Nixon and was Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs in the Nixon and Ford administrations.

From 2001-2005, Scowcroft served as Chairman of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board under George W. Bush, and assisted current President Barack Obama in choosing his own national security team. 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.

Currently Scowcroft is the director of the Qualcomm Corporation, and cochairman of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future as well as a member of the University of California President’s Council on National Laboratories.

Additionally, Scowcroft is President of the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, Chairman of the International Advisory Board of the Atlantic Council of the United States, and serves on the Board of the Gerald R. Ford Foundation among many others. For more information on GVSU’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, visit