Andrew Niewohner

Military Professor National Security Affairs
Lt. Col., U.S. Army
Andrew Niewohner faculty profile


Lt. Col. Andy Niewohner joined the U.S. Naval War College faculty in 2021 and teaches in the National Security Affairs Department. Commissioned in 2000 as an engineer officer, he has led engineer formations from the platoon through the battalion level. He has deployed multiple times in support of combat operations and has served as a United Nation’s staff officer. At the strategic level, he has served on the Army Staff working with the Joint Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense and State Department supporting international peacekeeping. Originally from Nebraska, he received a B.S. from the University of Nebraska and an M.S. from Central Michigan University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Africa
  • COIN
  • Ground Warfare
  • Iraq
  • Leadership
  • Military Planning
  • Peace Operations

Professional Highlights



20th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade

Chief, Support Operations

US Military Observer Group, HQDA

Chief, Military Personnel

United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (Jerusalem)

Operations Officer- Central Africa

US Military Observer Group, HQDA

Executive Officer

16th Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division


M.S., Central Michigan University, 2014, Administration and Human Resources

B.S., University of Nebraska, 2000, Criminal Justice

Awards and Decorations

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Bronze Star
One Oak Leaf

Meritorious Service Medal
Five Oak Leaf Clusters

Army Staff Badge

Combat Action Badge

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