Peraton Appoints Retired Lt. Gen. Scott Howell to Its Advisory Board

  • Recognized military and strategy leader across government and industry will bring breadth of insights to inform Peraton’s customer engagement strategy.
  • Underscores Peraton’s commitment to supporting missions of consequence across the globe.
Apr 2, 2024

Peraton today announced the appointment of Lt. Gen. Scott Howell, the former commander of the Joint Special Operations Command, to its Advisory Board.

Lt. Gen. Howell retired from the United States Air Force in 2021 after a 34-year distinguished military career, primarily in special operations, with extensive combat experience. His deployments around the globe included service in Iraq, Kuwait, Bosnia, Haiti, Kosovo, Mozambique, Djibouti, and Afghanistan.

Prior to commanding JSOC, Lt. Gen. Howell served as the vice commander of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Washington Office where he planned, coordinated, and executed USSOCOM initiatives with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, military services, and other government agencies. He also served as commander, Joint Special Operations Joint Task Force – Afghanistan/NATO Special Operations Component Command – Afghanistan from 2016 to 2017.

“I’m honored to welcome Lt. Gen. Howell to Peraton’s Advisory Board,” said Stu Shea, Peraton’s chairman, president, and CEO. “He is an experienced leader who has led some of the most complex military operations around the globe and understands how to leverage all the sources of national power, including the key role of industry partners, to ensure mission success.”

Lt. Gen. Howell serves as a CAPSTONE senior fellow at the National Defense University and is the recipient of numerous accolades, including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and Bronze Star Medal.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in management from the United States Air Force Academy and a master’s degree in national security studies from the National War College.

Comprised of exceptional leaders who have demonstrated a unique understanding of the intricacies of national security and the approaches required to stay ahead, Peraton’s Advisory Board provides mission-critical insights to fuel the company’s competitive edge.


Peraton is a national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies that protect our nation and allies from threats across the digital and physical domains. Peraton supports every branch of the US Armed Forces, and we serve as a valued partner to essential government agencies who sustain our way of life. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re safeguarding your peace of mind.

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