NFM SALUTE OF THE MONTH
Chaplain (MAJ) Thomas Watson
Chaplain Watson’s 17 years of service in the Army National Guard began in 1985 as a 19 Delta Cavalry Scout. He subsequently received a direct commission in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corp in 2008. Chaplain Watson deployed with the 1-113th Field Artillery Battalion, supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009-2010. He presently commands the 136th Chaplain Detachment with the 139th Combat Arms Battalion Regional Training Center in Ft. Bragg, NC. He lives with his wife, Jackie, and three children, Caleb, Karis, and Zeke, in Indian Trail, NC.
Chaplain Watson also runs a real estate firm in Charlotte, NC. He stated, “The excellent skills and training I have received from the U.S. Military has enabled me to build and grow a successful business in real estate and in return help dozens of my peers who are Veterans and first responders.”
Chaplain Watson was nominated by his colleague, Taylor Croy.
“Tommy makes every effort to help our Veterans own a home. He started a program called ‘Warrior Salute’ where he gives a portion of his commission to every client who is Military, Medical, or First Responders to help them with closing costs. Tommy is as genuine as they come and deserves to be recognized for always putting others before himself.”
Chaplain Watson chose the Platoon 22 to receive this month’s donation, “because I’ve had too many soldiers take their own lives…enough is enough!”