Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute 2017
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Ayinde Watson attended Valley Forge Military Academy High School in Wayne, Pennsylvania. After graduating, he went on to play football at Fort Valley State University for 2 years as a Biology major before joining the United States Navy. Watson served for over 6 years in the Navy as a Corpsman, deploying twice and earning military decorations. He is an actor and musician as well as an avid runner.