14 Getting to Know Scott Nowlin A family photo taken on Scotty’s retirement day from the Air Force. From left to right: Seth, Christina, Scotty, Joelyn, Jonathan and Faith. Scotty (left) and his father building model rockets. Scotty’s interest in all things rocket and aerospace was a result of his father’s interest. Scotty (10) on a family hike. The Minuteman III ICBM. Scotty’s current work supports the acquisition and sustainment of Air Force intercontinental ballistic missiles. The next ballistic-missile generation is called the ground-based strategic deterrent (GBSD).