Bruce Scott serves as a senior consultant with MBDi. He has extensive leadership experience in defense, foreign policy, trade, security, and intelligence matters. Bruce has over 25 years of hands-on experience in Defense related program management, Business Development, engineering, congressional relations and Foreign Military Sales.
Previously, Bruce served as the President of ITT Defense and Information Solutions International, and Vice President and Director of International Marketing at ITT Defense and Information Solutions. In this position, he was responsible for planning and directing ITT Defense’s international marketing activities. He joined ITT after his retirement from the U.S. Army in 2002, at the rank of Major General.
Bruce is a 1972 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He served in a variety of assignments in Infantry and Armored Divisions in the U.S. and Germany. He commanded at the company, battalion and brigade levels and served as the Commanding General and Division Engineer, South Pacific Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in San Francisco, California.
In 1997, he became Chief of the U.S. Army Legislative Liaison becoming the Army’s principal representative to the United States Congress. In 1999, he became Commanding General, United States Army Security Assistance Command with responsibility for all Army foreign military sales, supporting 141 countries and international organizations, with more than 4,300 FMS cases annually.
Other assignments include White House Fellow as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Transportation, Elizabeth Dole; Executive Assistant/Aide to Colin Powell for two years; and Executive Officer, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.
In addition to a BS degree in Civil Engineering from West Point, he holds the equivalent of a MS degree in Economics from the University of Freiburg, Germany and an MPA from Harvard University. He also attended the Harvard Senior Executive Program for National Security.
Bruce currently serves as the President and CEO of The George and Carol Olmsted Foundation.