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. Delia Quintero
A native of Los Angeles, California, CSM Delia Quintero entered the United States Army on 21 April 1992. Her basic training was at Fort Jackson, SC and her advance individual training was at Fort Gordon, GA where she was awarded the MOS 25L, a Wire Systems Installer and Maintainer.
Assignments consist of: Wire System Installer, C Co, 13th Signal BN, 1st Calvary Division, Fort Hood, TX; Team Chief, HHC, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Red Cloud, Korea; Team Chief, C Co, 501st Signal BN, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY; Company NCO/Operations Sergeant, C Co, 63rd Signal BN, Fort Gordon, GA; Section Sergeant, 385th Signal Company, Camp Doha, Kuwait, Section Sergeant, C Co, 327th Signal BN, 35th Signal BDE (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC; Platoon Sergeant, B Co, 327th Signal BN, 35th Signal BDE (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC; Network Controller, HHC, 35th Signal BDE (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC; First Sergeant, A Co, 50th Signal BN, 35th Signal BDE (Airborne), First Sergeant, 270th Signal Company, Special Troops BN, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, NC; First Sergeant, XVIII Airborne Corps NCO Academy, Fort Bragg, NC and Battalion S3 Operations NCOIC, 57th Signal BN, 11th Signal BDE, Fort Hood, TX; Battalion CSM, 508th BSTB, 4th BCT, 82nd Airborne Division. CSM Quintero has also served five combat: two in Iraq in support of Operation Iraq Freedom and three in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with one silver Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, the National Defense Service Medal with two Bronze Star; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with four Bronze Stars, the Iraq Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, four NCO Professional Development Ribbons, the Army Service Ribbon, five Overseas service ribbons, the NATO Medal, the Combat Action Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge. CSM Quintero is also a member of the honorable Signal Corps Regimental’s Bronze Order of Mercury, earning membership since 2004, a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC), earning membership in 2000 and a member of the 82nd Airborne Division All American Centurion, earning membership in 2013.
CSM Quintero military education includes Warrior Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Jumpmaster School, Sergeants Major Course (Class 61); Instructor Training Course and Advanced Platform Instruction. CSM Quintero holds an Associate’s Degree in Administration Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Science with a focus in Psychology.