|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 during the War of 1996, Captain Watson oversaw the Black Knights in their assault on the City Destroyer in Los Angeles. The assault was a disaster in which the entire squadron was wiped out. The aliens swiftly retaliated by attacking El Toro, and Captain Watson was killed.