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John Watts, MIL

John Watts, MIL is Homeland and National Security Consultant for Noetic, based in Washington D.C. He has recently been involved in a number of projects which look at U.S. Combatant Command steady state strategy development best practices, ISR capability demonstrations along the U.S. / Mexico border, USMC future interagency approaches, and the evolution of future irregular and conventional military technologies.
Previously he was a staff officer at the Australian Department of Defence for 4 years, and have been in the Australian Army Reserve for over 12 years. He has held a wide variety of positions and subsequently have a broad range of experiences in different facets of Defence and strategic affairs. As a Defence staff officer he held positions in strategic policy, capability development, strategic logistics, preparedness management, and in the setting up and reviewing of higher level command and control arrangements.
In a military (Reserve) capacity he has held various sub-unit commands within APC and light cav environments. He also has experience in recruiting, course management, and as a training coordinator and instructor. He has spent time in Northern Australia conducting disaster planning and management and facilitation of garrison services and support, including large international exercises. He has experience in producing a wide variety of documentation and reports, has participated in the management and oversight of large projects and has experience in the planning and execution of high profile events. He is currently on exchange with the U.S. Army National Guard.
John was also instrumental in the stand up and development of the Kokoda Foundation’s Young Strategic Leaders Committee, and planned and executed numerous high profile events for the YSLF program.
John earned his Diploma of Government and his Diploma of Personnel and Operations Management at Royal Military College, Duntroon in 2002. He earned his Bachelor in International Studies and his Diploma in Languages (Indonesian) at the University of Adelaide in 2003. He completed the UCDC Internship Program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2004. He earned an Honors in Arts (International Studies) at the University of Adelaide in 2004. He earned his Masters in International Law at The Australian National University in 2009.
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