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.”
NFM Salute is an initiative in which one military member or Veteran is chosen each month to be honored as the “Salute of the Month.” Salutes are chosen from nominations on the NFM Salute website, www.nfmsalute.com. The “Salute of the Month” will be featured on the website with a biography and information about his or her service, and NFM Lending will make a $1,000 donation to a military or Veteran non-profit in the Salute’s name.
Selected NFM Salutes may choose from one of the following three non-profits: Platoon 22, AnySoldier, and the Gary Sinise Foundation. Chaplain Watson chose Platoon 22 to receive this month’s donation, “because I’ve had too many soldiers take their own lives…enough is enough!” NFM looks forward to the opportunity to continue to honor military and Veterans through the NFM Salute initiative.
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