Nathanial Watson graduated high school in 1995 as part of the final graduating class of Nürnberg American High School. He graduated cum laude in 1999 with a degree in Soil and Water Science from University of Florida. Having accepted a US Army ROTC scholarship to fund his undergraduate studies, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Field Artillery. He retired from active service in 2016 after serving in Oklahoma, Colorado, Washington, New York, New Mexico, Bosnia and Herzegovina, South Korea, and Afghanistan.
Nathanial completed his doctoral work in analytical chemistry combined with his military service. He has worked as part of the Engineering and Chemometric Team at JP3 since 2019.