A New Chief of Staff For FCC Commissioner Carr


WASHINGTON, D.C. — He’s been on detail to the office of Republican FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr for more than four years and has been serving as his Chief of Staff. Now, he’s heading back to the Media Bureau.

Who is replacing Ben Arden?

Greg Watson, who has been Carr’s Policy Advisor since January 2021, the FCC has announced.

Commenting on the changes, Carr said, “Over the last four years, Ben has been an invaluable advisor and good friend. He has worked on some of the most important issues that have come across the eight and now tenth floors. I am grateful that what began as a short, four-month detail ultimately extended into a much longer tenure. Ben is a wonderful
father, husband, and colleague. I will miss having his wise counsel on so many issues, but I am thankful that Ben’s public service will continue in a different capacity within the building.”

Sharing his thoughts on Watson, Carr continued, “Greg has been a key advisor in my office on wireless and national security matters since coming on board almost three years ago. Greg’s experience working on Capitol Hill and in the Executive Branch has proven to be a tremendous asset. I look forward to continuing to rely on Greg’s strategic and policy advice as he takes on this new position.”