The School of Computing and Information is pleased to welcome its inaugural class of the United States Army War College (USAWC) Fellows. Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Anthony Newtson and LTC LeRoy Carr III, will be spending one year at the University of Pittsburgh School of Computing & Information, under the direction of Professor James Joshi auditing classes on Cybersecurity and Strategic Policy.

The USAWC Fellowship Program provides senior officers a unique learning and outreach/engagement experiences through formal and informal educational opportunities.

About the USAWC Fellows:

Anthony Newtson

LTC Newtson was raised in Peoria, IL and enlisted in the Army after graduation from high school as an Airborne Ranger in 1989. He served as an enlisted Soldier for eight years until commissioning as an Infantry Officer through the United States Army Officer Candidate School in 1997.

In 2006, he was chosen to be an Information Network Engineer. He is responsible for planning, designing, engineering and implementing innovative telecommunication solutions to operate and secure Army and Department of Defense (DoD) information networks and services from the strategic core to the tactical edge. He has served in several overseas assignments and operational deployments including Panama, Haiti, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Japan, Lithuania, and Iraq. As the Deputy IT Program Director, he taught three courses in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. Most recently, he was the Chief Technical Officer for the Office of Business Transformation in the Pentagon. His academic interests include network security, information assurance, A.I., and big data analytics.

LeRoy Carr III

LTC LeRoy Carr III comes from three generations of Army heroes. He is a military “Brat” that has lived and traveled all around the world. LTC Carr has been serving in the military for twenty years. He was awarded an ROTC commission from Tuskegee University, AL with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition/Dietetics in 1998. In 2009, he received his Master of Arts in Information Technology Management from Webster University, MO. He has served in a couple of overseas operational deployments, such as Kuwait and Iraqi. He has been awarded several decorations, service medals, and badges from the Bronze Star Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Service Medal to the Army Service Ribbon, and many more. His military education includes the Cisco Certification for Network Routing, certification in the Tactical Message Systems Planners’ Course and National Security Personnel Systems HR Elements Management Course and many more. LTC Carr’s last duty assignment was at Fort Belvoir, VA where he served and managed the Communications Division Executive Officer & Strategic Plans & Policy Portfolio for the Office of the Chief of the Army Reserve.

LTC Carr and I want to thank Dean Cohen, Professor Spring, and Professor Joshi for their vision on this effort to establish Army War College Fellows at the School of Computing and Information. As rising Army senior leaders, this opportunity allows the University of Pittsburgh to bring awareness on research and innovation that impacts defense and security policy formulation while we can provide the University with the Army’s best information and insight on those issues to influence strategic solutions. We look forward to learning from the faculty and staff while making meaningful contributions to the University

over this next year. We are glad to be the first Army War College Fellows to join the PITTSCI Team,” said LTC Newtson.

Please join us in welcoming our USAWC Fellows and wishing them luck in their studies!