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Chris Watson

Chris Watson transferred to the RAN from the Royal Navy. A Principal Warfare Officer and ex-Cold War diplomat in the USSR and Poland, he has been XO of HMS IRON DUKE and was the J2 Chief in Gibraltar during the First Gulf War. He has contributed to IO policy, planning and operations for the US, UK, NATO, WEU and the ADF ranging in diversity from the Global War on Terror, West Africa, the Balkans, Iraq, East Timor and the Solomon Islands. A graduate in Political Theory and Institutions, he has been awarded a US Meritorious Service Medal and the Malaysian Armed Forces’ Order of Valour. He is presently serving in the Strategic Policy Division.