Mississippi Chief Kenneth Watson retired on October 16, 2015. Mr. Watson served in the US Navy and was assigned duty on the USS Flint (AE-32). His first civilian job was with Arkansas Power & Light. In 1980 he joined the state of Arkansas as a deputy boiler inspector. During his tenure with Arkansas, he held varying positions, from deputy to chief inspector. He retired from Arkansas in 2003. In 2005, he joined the state of Mississippi as a deputy inspector, and was appointed chief in 2007.