Scott C. Barber
Jerold A. Klein
Thomas H. Corey
Michelle R. Watson
Douglas L. Phipps, Esq.
Michelle R. Watson, Board Member
Michelle R. Watson assumed duties as Commanding Officer, Port
Security Unit (PSU) 305, Fort Eustis, Virginia in October 2013.
She is responsible for leading a 172 member expeditionary unit
supporting national security, defense, and disaster relief
operations for the Coast Guard and Naval Expeditionary Combat
Command (NECC) during OCONUS missions and forward deployments.
Her 17 year career has included a
variety of operational and staff assignments. Prior to her
current assignment, she served as the Executive Officer, Port
Security Unit 305, responsible for the supervision and
administration duties for the 172 member expeditionary unit.
From 2010 to 2012, she held the position as Operations Officer
for the same unit and deployed to Central Command in the Middle
East. From 2008 to 2010, she served as the Reserve Logistics
Officer at Sector Delaware Bay, responsible for mission support
of Sector operations including 22 sub-units, throughout a three
state area of operations. From 2005 to 2008, Commander Watson
was the Logistics Officer for Port Security Unit 309, Port
Other assignments include
Contracting Officer Technical Representative, USCG Headquarters
Washington, DC; Assistant Planning Officer at the Harbor Defense
Command Unit 113 at Seattle, Washington; Admin Officer Air
Station Atlantic City, NJ. Her Active Duty assignments include
Drug and Alcohol Program Inspector, Eighth District Marine
Safety Division, New Orleans, LA; Deck Watch Officer Coast Guard
Cutter DEPENDABLE in Portsmouth, VA, and Deck Watch Officer
Coast Guard Cutter VIGOROUS in Cape May, NJ. She has held
various special assignments including serving on the 57th Joint
Inaugural Committee as Deputy Commander for the military street
Commander Watson was recalled to
active duty on four occasions including the September 11th
attacks, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom,
and Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
Commander Watson, in her civilian
capacity, has held various positions within the manufacturing
and logistics communities including Johnson and Johnson Consumer
products, Kimberly-Clark, Inc, and she is currently employed
with Office Depot Corporate Headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida
as a Sr. Manager for Supply Chain Operations Support for all of
North America, including the Dominican Republic.
Commander Watson, a native of
Chicago, Illinois, graduated from the US Coast Guard Academy
with a B.S. in Government in 1996. She is also a 2001
graduate of Troy State University with a Masters in
International Management. Commander Watson’s awards
include: Joint Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, the
Coast Guard Commendation Medal with the operational
distinguishing device, four Coast Guard Achievement Medals, and
two Coast Guard Letters of Commendation Awards.