Bob Watson was elected 1st District Chairman on September 9, 2017. He was subsequently re-elected in January 2018 for a full two-year term. He has served on the State Central Committee since 2015, and is a member of the Prince William County Republican Committee where he has served as a Precinct Captain for the past 4 years.

Bob retired from the Army as a colonel after 25 years of service as an intelligence officer. He is a highly decorated veteran who served in Desert Shield (Saudi Arabia), Desert Storm (Saudi Arabia), and Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq). Throughout his career, Bob served in a variety of staff and command positions in the United States, Germany, and Japan. Bob is now a national security consultant for a Fortune 500 company in McLean, VA.

Bob is a graduate of Furman University, where he earned a B.A. Degree in Political Science. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.

Bob has been married for 25 years; he and his wife have one son, who is a junior in college.


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