Brigadier General (Retired) Scott E. Brower was born October 7, 1966 in Passaic, New Jersey. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1989 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Defense Artillery. His initial assignment was to the 8th Infantry Division (Mechanized) in Mainz, West Germany where he served in Operation Desert Storm.
Following attendance at the Special Forces Qualification Course, General Brower had assignments with both the 3rd and 5th Special Forces Groups, commanding at the Detachment, Company, Battalion and Group levels. Additionally, he had staff assignments with both the United States Special Operations Command, in Tampa, FL and the United States Army Special Operations Command, in Fort Bragg, NC and educational assignments at Command and General Staff College, the Naval Postgraduate School, and the Air War College.
His combat service following the events of 9/11 included the initial invasions of both Afghanistan and Iraq, with three additional tours to Iraq culminating with country-wide responsibilities for all special operations, one to Afghanistan and another deployment to Islamabad, Pakistan.
In General Brower’s final assignment at Fort Campbell, KY, which culminated 12 years of service at this installation, he served as the Acting Senior Commander for the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell.
BG Brower is married to the former Jennifer Sterling of Rockaway, New Jersey. They have two children. Their older daughter, Jordan is married to CPT Robert Sahms, currently assigned to the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, NY and they have two sons, Parker and Jack. Their younger daughter, Courtney is a 2016 graduate of APSU and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine.
Post military service, the Browers have elected to remain part of the Fort Campbell community and reside in Clarksville, TN where General Brower serves as the Military Advisor in Residence to the President of Austin Peay State University. He also serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Fort Campbell Historical Society, serves on the Board of Directors for Centerstone Military Services, which is a non-profit, mental health company, focused on the care of veterans and their families, advises the Association of the United States Army Middle Tennessee Board of Directors, and serves as the Chairman for the Fort Campbell Retiree Council.