COL Timothy Watson
Colonel Tim Watson graduated from the United States Military Academy and was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in May 1989. After attending the Infantry Officer Basic Course at Fort Benning, GA, his first assignment was with 82nd Airborne Division where he served as a Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer and S-3 Air for the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment. While serving as a platoon leader, COL Watson deployed in support of Operations Desert Shield and Storm.
Following the completion of the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, he commanded Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry and the Long Range Surveillance Detachment, 2nd Infantry Division forward station in the Republic of Korea. Following company command, he next served as Observer Controller at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, LA.
After completing the Command and General Staff College and the Advanced Military Studies Program at Fort Leavenworth, KS, COL Watson served as the Chief of Future Plans, Combined Joint Task Force 180 in Bagram, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He next served as the Executive Officer of the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment and deployed to Fallujah, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. COL Watson next served as the Brigade Executive Officer of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team and later the G3, Chief of Operations, 82nd Airborne Division.
COL Watson then returned to Fort Polk, LA where he served as the Chief Plans/Exercise Maneuver Control for Operations Group of the Joint Readiness Training Center. He remained at Fort Polk and assumed commanded of the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. While commanding 2-4 IN, he deployed to the Doura neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq. After battalion command, he returned to Operations Group, Joint Readiness Training Center to serve as a Battalion Senior Task Force Observer Controller.
Next, COL Watson attended a Senior Service College Fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, MA. COL Watson then returned to the Republic of Korea where he joined the Eighth Army to serve as the G37, Chief of Training and Exercises and later Assistant Chief of Staff G3/5/7/9.
COL Watson holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Liberal Arts from Louisiana State University, and a Masters of Advanced Operational Art from the School of Advanced Military Studies. COL Watson has been awarded the Legion of Merit, the the Bronze Star Medal(4), the Combat Infantryman’s Badge with Star, the Ranger Tab and the Master Parachutist Badge.
Regimental Sergeant Major
CSM William Forro
Command Sergeant Major Forro enlisted in the United States Army in October of 1987. His previous assignments include 4-27 INF, 2-5 INF, and 2-27 INF, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, 2nd ID Long Range Surveillance Detachment, Camp Hovey, Korea, 1-22 FA, Ft Sill, Oklahoma, 3-504th PIR, 2-325th AIR, 1-505th PIR, Ft Bragg, North Carolina. His previous assignment was the Battalion Command Sergeant Major of 2-325th AIR.
CSM Forro is a graduate of all NCOES courses from Primary Leadership Development Course to the United States Sergeants Major Academy (Class#57). CSM Forro has also completed Airborne School, the 82nd ABN DIV Jumpmaster Course, Air Assault Course, Ranger Course, Drill Sergeant School and the First Sergeant’s Course.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2nd Award), Meritorious Service Medal 2nd Award), Army Commendation Medal (6th Award), Army Achievement Medal (5th Award), Army Good Conduct Award (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 5), and Meritorious Unit Citation (2nd Award). CSM Forro has also earned his Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, and Ranger Tab. His foreign awards include Korean, Chinese, and Australian Parachutist Badge, as well as being a member of the Field Artillery’s Honorable Order of Saint Barbara and the Infantry’s Order of St Maurice.