Ethan Watts
Why did you decide to serve?

I wanted to travel the world and my grandfather had spent 25 yrs in the Navy, serving heroically in WWII. I never met him, but they say I’m just like him. “Son of a son of a Sailor”.

VSO Role:

Senior Account Lead

Date Joined:

December 2018

Why did you join VSO and how has the experience been for you?

A former employee of mine referred me to VSO as a technical resource, but once on board, I quickly found my way to the leadership career path. I absolutely love it at VSO!! The positive and performance minded culture suits me perfectly. We're doing great things here at VSO for our clients and our people every day!

Military Life:

I have been in IT since 1993 when I joined the Navy at the age of 20, serving 2 enlistments, one aboard the USNS Mars (T-AFS-1) and the other at The Office Of Naval Intelligence.

Family Life:

Me and my beautiful wife have 3 children, son 24 (also a Navy veteran), daughter 20 (in college) and daughter 15 (she's our baby and can never move out!).
My hobbies include Brazilian JiuJitsu (I am a black belt), MMA (I used to fight, but now coach, referee and judge local fights) and cars...specifically Ford Mustangs (I enjoying owning rare limited run models these days), I also do Yoga, lift weights, golf, mountain bike and travel as much as possible.