Gen. Scowcroft receives Ford Medal for Distinguished Public Service

May 2, 2013

"Working for President Ford was a pivotal point in my service to our country," stated Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft (ret. USAF) upon the announcement that he would be honored with the 2013 Gerald R. Ford Medal for Distinguished Public Service. "I watched and learned as he led our country through unprecedented and very difficult times. I carried the lessons I learned while working with President Ford into all I have done."

The ceremony took place on May 6 in Grand Rapids, MI, reports, as part of the centenary celebration of President Ford's birthday. He would have been 100 on July 14, 2013.

Earlier this spring, Scowcroft helped dedicate a scale model of President Ford—an exact replica of the statue that rests in the Capitol Rotunda—in Weill Hall as part of the Ford School's own celebration of Pres. Ford's birthday.