Scott Howell

Scott Howell

Former Commander, Joint Special Operations Command

Lieutenant General Scott Howell retired from the United States Air Force in August 2021 after a 34-year career during which he held a variety of positions of leadership, including most recently as commander of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, from July 2018 to June 2021.

As the first Air Force officer to command JSOC, Lt Gen. Howell led a force of 14,000 personnel engaged in special operations across multiple areas of instability, and was responsible for the readiness and mission execution of highly-specialized forces of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.