Bill Watkins came to the Dallaire Initiative in 2018 as part of the VTECS Program. A retired Lieutenant-Colonel with 32 years in the Canadian Army, he has served in various capacities and deployed on numerous international missions including two tours in Bosnia with the UN Protection Force (UNPROFOR) and three tours in Kandahar, Afghanistan. In addition to his military experience, Bill spent five years as Adjunct Professor at American Military University providing online education in security studies. Bill is currently a PhD student at Leiden University where his research is focused on Leadership and Violent Extremism.