|Date of death:||July 3, 1996|
|Affiliation:||U.S. Marine Corps|
|Played by:||Bill Smitrovich|
|First appearance:||Independence Day|
Captain Watson was the commanding officer of the VMFA-314 "Black Knights".
Stationed in El Toro, Captain Watson overseen the Black Knights in their assault on the City Destroyer in Los Angeles. The assault became a disaster which saw the entire squadron wiped out. This also resulted in swift retaliation in which the aliens attacked El Toro and Captain Watson was killed.