Dr. Merrick Watchorn

Dr. Merrick WatchornDr. Watchorn has proven executive leadership skills, developed over the course of 25 years of work experience, with the ability to develop, motivate, and lead complex teams to provide the desired outcome of his clients. He has expansive computer and systems experience including business systems development, complex networking, database management, and advance programming requirements in classified and unclassified programs. He is an experienced team leader, supervisor, and resource manager; with extensive inter-agency experience, while acting as a senior military liaison for all branches of the Department of Defense; including Senior North Atlantic Treaty Organization personnel.

Dr. Watchorn enlisted in the United States Navy and service honorable until June 2007. As a member of the Submarine Force, he served at various duty stations with different roles and responsibilities. His final duty station was Chief of Naval Operations, Joint Action Control Office and provided direct support to various Flag Officers within the Pentagon. Today, Dr. Watchorn resides with his spouse Michelle and two children in Northern Virginia. He is an active member of the Wounded Warrior Project, NIST Cloud Security Ontology and Taxonomy Group, NIST Cloud Computing Security WG, NIST Cloud Computing Standards Roadmap, Open Source Software Institute (OSSI), Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), Mission Critical Veterans Retraining Project (MCVRP), and provides mentorship sessions with students around the world for the University of Phoenix.