Watt, Randy
Leading Beyond Chaos

This presentation discusses rapid leadership response activities and processes to establish order in the beginning stages of a "worst-case scenario" event.

Randy Watt - Bio
Randy Watt is the Chief of Police of the Ogden Police Department in Ogden, Utah. He has served the Department for 35 years at all levels of supervision and command. His service awards include the Department's Medal of Valor twice awarded. Chief Watt spent 12 years with the Ogden/Metro SWAT Team.

Chief Watt is a retired Colonel, U.S. Army and Utah Army National Guard, Infantry and Special Forces branches, with 34 years of enlisted and officer service. His wartime service includes multiple deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq in the Global War on Terror. Colonel Watt commanded at all levels of the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), from ODA to Group. He is a Master Parachutist and is Military Freefall qualified. His combat awards include the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Bronze Star Medal with V-device, the Bronze Star Medal with 3 OLCs, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 2 stars, the Iraq Campaign Medal with 3 stars, the GWOT Expeditionary Medal and the GWOT Service Medal.

Chief Watt has been an instructor with the NTOA since 1995. A past leader of the Command Section, he authored the On Leadership column in the Tactical Edge magazine for 8 years. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Police Science, a Master's Degree in Business, and a Master's Degree in Strategic Studies. He has been published in numerous scholarly journals.