Brigadier General Marianne E. Watson serves as the Director of Manpower and Personnel, (J-1), at the National Guard Bureau in Arlington, Virginia. She has the primary responsibility to a National Guard Joint Manpower, Personnel, and Services Team leveraging a network of strategic partners, fostering and enabling a resilient operational reserve and to advocate for National Guard Service Members, Families and Veterans by leveraging resources and programs across the spectrum of stakeholders.
General Watson has served at the National Guard Bureau since 1987. She served as the Officer Management Branch Chief, Personnel
Division and later as the Chief, Army National Guard Personnel Division. General Watson deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan as the Chief, National Guard Affairs. Upon her return she served as the Army National Guard G1 for approximately three years.