Dr Scott Nowlin
Chief Engineer of the Air Force Solutions Strategic Systems, Intelligence & Security Sector
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Dr. Scott Nowlin is a multi-disciplinary systems engineer and career Air Force officer currently serving as the Chief Engineer of the Air Force Solutions Strategic Systems business area within the Intelligence & Security sector of BAE Systems, Inc.
At BAE Systems, Dr. Nowlin holds engineering authority for a unit that provides the U.S. Air Force and combatant commands with innovative solutions to help acquire, modernize, maintain, test, and cyber-harden intercontinental ballistic missile and space systems.
He joined BAE Systems in December 2016 upon retirement from the Air Force, where he served 24 years as a developmental engineer. Highlights of his career include service as an Airborne Laser Program Flight Test Engineer that included multiple world-wide deployments. He also served as an Assistant Professor of Aeronautics, Systems Engineering Program Director, and Aeronautics Department Deputy Head at the Air Force Academy. His military career culminated at the rank of Colonel as the Military Director of Engineering for an Air Force Sustainment Center Operating Location supporting missile and aircraft depot maintenance activities.
Dr. Nowlin’s multifaceted community service includes current or past membership on the University of Utah, Utah State University, Weber State University, and U.S. Air Force Academy engineering industry advisory boards, as well as serving as a director on the Hill Air Force Base Aerospace Museum board, and the Governor-appointed Utah STEM Action Center and Economic Development Coordinating Council boards.
Dr. Nowlin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautics from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a Master of Science in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in engineering science from Oriel College, the University of Oxford, U.K.