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IHQ promotion for Australian officer Major Mark Watts

IHQ promotion for Australian officer Major Mark Watts

IHQ promotion for Australian officer Major Mark Watts

27 June 2016

Major Mark Watts has been appointed as Chief Secretary for The Salvation Army's International Headquarters in London.

By Esther Pinn

Australia Eastern Territory officer, Major Mark Watts, has been appointed as Chief Secretary for The Salvation Army’s International Headquarters (IHQ) in London. Currently serving as Under Secretary for Administration at IHQ, Major Watts will take up this new appointment on 1 August and will be promoted to rank of colonel.

It will be Major Watts’ fourth appointment at IHQ. After graduating from the School For Officer Training in Bexley North, Sydney, in 1993, he completed a number of appointments in his home territory before God took him on an unexpected journey.

“I only ever imagined officership being in a corps, so the journey I’ve been on over the past decade has been a real eye-opener for me,” he said. “God has revealed to me the importance of being willing to serve him in whatever capacity and wherever he sends me.”

Major Watts has packed up four times to move overseas, including the time he was appointed to the Philippines. While Major Watts’ officership journey has been unexpected, he said he wouldn’t change one bit of it. “If it had been up to me, I probably would have headed in a very different direction that wouldn’t have been half as fulfilling as my officership has been. It’s just being ready to go wherever, whenever.”

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