Lieutenant Colonel Leah Eccles Watson is the Senior Regional Special Victims’ Counsel for the West-Northwest Region at the National Guard Special Victims’ Counsel Program. In this role, she is directly responsible for provision of victim legal services across 11 states to members of the Army National Guard, Air National Guard, and their dependents, who are victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Lt Col Watson supervises and manages a team of five judge advocates and one paralegal, conducts training and outreach throughout the Region, and is also detailed to represent National Guard affiliated victims before military courts-martial and in administrative military proceedings. Lt Col Watson received a direct commissioned an Air Force judge advocate in November 2007 and transferred to the Air National Guard in 2019.