Former 101st deputy commanding general to speak at APSU’s summer commencement
(Posted July 24, 2018)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Brig. Gen. Scott E. Brower, former deputy commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, will deliver the keynote address at Austin Peay State University’s summer commencement at 2 p.m. on Aug. 10 in the APSU Dunn Center.
Brower, a Passaic, New Jersey native, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1989 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Air Defense Artillery. He later attended the Special Forces Qualification Course, with subsequent assignment to the 3rd Special Forces Group. Brower then attended the Naval Postgraduate School, earning a Master of Science degree in Defense Analysis, at the Command and General Staff College.
During his career, Brower served as commander of the 5th Special Forces Group, chief of staff for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, acting senior commander of the 101st Airborne Division and deputy commanding general of the 1st Special Forces Command.
Brower served in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with four oak leaf clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Air Assault Badge and the Master Parachutist Badge.
Austin Peay offers a free live webcast of each commencement ceremony. A link to the webcast will be made available within 24 hours of each ceremony. The ceremonies also will be broadcast live on Magic 91.9 WAPX-FM, a broadcast service of the APSU Department of Communication.
For more information, visit www.apsu.edu/commencement.