James Terry Scott
Lieutenant General (USA-Ret.)
Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Executive Compensation Committee
James Terry Scott was elected to the Board of Directors in 1997.
During a 32-year career in the U.S. Army, he rose to the rank of Lieutenant General and commanded tactical units at all levels from platoon through division. He served five combat tours and received five awards for valor and two Purple Hearts for wounds received. He commanded infantry and special operations forces and ended his military service as Commander of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. As a senior officer, General Scott developed and executed programs and budgets for Army and joint commands. He developed organizational and management models for the Army's special operations forces.
After retiring from the Army, he accepted a position on the staff and faculty of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He directed the National Security Program for the school, specializing in continuing education for senior military and civilian national security executives. He retired from Harvard after five years on the faculty.
From 2004 to 2007 he chaired the bi-partisan Veterans Disability Benefits Commission that reviewed the veterans disability system and offered more than one hundred recommendations for change. He currently chairs an advisory committee to the Secretary of the Veterans Administration.
He is a partner in Watson and Associates, a financial services company in Coleman, Texas. He and his wife live on and manage the family ranch near Coleman.