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 Brian Severino
Command Sergeant Major Brian T. Severino is a native of East Brunswick, New Jersey. He enlisted in the United States Army in October 1987 as an Infantryman. CSM Severino has served in every leadership position from Team Leader to Command Sergeant Major.
His assignments include Command Sergeant Major 3rd BN, 11th IN Regt (OCS), Fort Benning, GA; Command Sergeant Major, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC; Operations Sergeant Major, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC; First Sergeant HHC, 82nd Airborne Division, HHC, 2-504 PIR and Bravo Company 3-504 PIR, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC; Platoon Sergeant, Alpha Company, 2-504 PIR, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC; Detachment Sergeant TANGO Security Force, 8th Army at Yongsan, Korea; Senior Ranger Instructor, 4th Ranger Training Battalion at Ft Benning, GA; Squad Leader, Charlie Company, 1-508 PIR at Fort Kobbe, Panama; Team Leader, Charlie Company, 1-508 PIR at Fort Kobbe, Panama and Scout Team Leader, HHC, 1-508 PIR at Fort Kobbe,Panama.
CSM Severino is a graduate of several military schools to include WLC, ALC, SLC, 1SG Course, United States Sergeant Major Academy (Class 56), Ranger School, Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, Air Assault School and the Total Army Instructor Course. CSM Severino has a Bachelor of Science degree from Troy University.
CSM Severino's military awards include Bronze Star (2OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (4OLC),Good Conduct Medal (7awards), National Defense Service Medal with BSS, Korea Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2BSS), Iraq Campaign Medal (2BSS), Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal with Arrowhead device, Global War on Terror Service Medal, NATO Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, Ranger Tab, Master Parachute Badge (Bronze Service Star), Air Assault Badge, German Parachute Badge, Canadian Parachute Badge, German Fitness Badge (Silver), German Armed Forces Badge for Weapons Proficiency (Silver), Expert Infantrymen Badge, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.