Major General D. Scott McKean commissioned as an Armor Officer in 1990 from the United States Military Academy at West Point. His military education includes the Armor Officer Basic Course, Armor Officer Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College and the United States Naval War College.
MG McKean has led at every level from platoon through Division command. His deployment history includes: Operations Officer and Executive Officer for the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, during OIF I; Deputy G3, 4th Infantry Division in Baghdad during OIF 05-07; Battalion Commander 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, in Baghdad for OIF 08-09. He deployed to Iraq again as the Commander, 4th Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division in 2011 as part of Operation New Dawn.
Following Brigade Command MG McKean served as the Executive Officer to the Commanding General, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command / US Forces Korea. MG McKean went on to serve as the Deputy Commanding General (Operations), 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, and as Director of CENTCOM Forward-Jordan. He then served as the 49th Chief of Armor at Fort Benning, GA. In his most recent assignments, MG McKean served as the Chief of the Office of Security Cooperation – Iraq and commanded the 2nd Infantry ROK-US Combined Division from July 2017 to July 2019. On 23 August 2019, MG McKean assumed the position of Chief of Staff, Headquarters United States Central Command MacDill AFB Tampa Florida.
Major General McKean and his wife, Kim have been married for over 25 years. They have one daughter, one son, and one grandson.