Lieutenant General Ron Watts served over 33 years on active duty with the U.S. Army in airborne, infantry, and armored forces as an infantry officer. General Watts commanded at every level in combat units from company to corps level. He completed two tours in Vietnam.
Upon retirement from the U.S. Army, General Watts created Watts Leadership Development Services, a consulting and studies business. He has served as a consultant to defense related industries and participated in studies regarding National Security, Overseas Presence, and integration of technology into the military. General Watts has also served as a member of the Army Science Board, and participated in the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board 2000 Summer Study for Command and Control enhancements. He was a member of the DARPA initiated “Future of VTOL Aviation” Study completed in 2010.
General Watts serves on Defense Contractor Advisory Boards and is active in the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), and the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA). He remains current on required military capabilities to support current operations and those required for future conflicts.
General Watts has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Pittsburg State University; and a Master of Science Degree in Political Science from Auburn University.