Brigadier-General P.K. Scott, CD

Brigadier-General Scott

Commander 4th Canadian Division and Joint Task Force (Central)

Brigadier-General Peter Scott was born in Northern Ireland and grew up in Kincardine, Ontario. Enrolling in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1990, he graduated from the Royal Military College in 1994 and was commissioned as an Infantry Officer into The Royal Canadian Regiment.

He has had the privilege of commanding from platoon to formation level; most notably commanding the 1st Battalion of The Royal Canadian Regiment from 2011-2012 and the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre from 2016-2018.

BGen Scott has participated in six operational deployments throughout his career including the United Nations Protection Force in Croatia in 1994-95, the NATO Stabilization Force in Bosnia in 1998, the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in 2005 and again from 2013-2014. He also deployed to Ramallah in the West Bank in 2010 as part of the capacity building efforts of Op PROTEUS under the United States Security Coordinator (USSC) and had the honour of returning to this mission again in 2019 to be appointed as the Deputy Coordinator for USSC and Commander Task Force Jerusalem.

Throughout his career BGen Scott has held a variety of staff positions including appointments at the Battalion and Brigade level, working on Army projects in the Directorate of Land Requirements, Chief of Staff to the Director General Land Capability Development, Infantry and Combat Arms Career Manager, Directing Staff at the Army Staff College, the Canadian Army G3 and the Regimental Colonel for The Royal Canadian Regiment. Most recently, he has been employed as the Director General of Operations in the Strategic Joint Staff, providing timely military analysis and decision support to the CDS.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Commerce and a Masters of Defence Studies, both from The Royal Military College. He is a graduate of the Jamaica Junior Command and Staff Course, the Canadian Army Command and Staff College, the Joint Command and Staff Programme and the National Security Programme.

BGen Scott has been awarded an Army Commander’s commendation, two Chief of Defence Staff commendations, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, the NATO Meritorious Service Medal, the US Bronze Star and the US Legion of Merit Degree of Officer for his efforts throughout his career.

He is married to a talented and patient wife and together they are the proud parents of a daughter and son and grandparents to two wonderful boys.

Brigadier-General Scott assumed command of 4th Canadian Division and Joint Task Force (Central) on June 12, 2021.

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