Christa Chewar

COL Christa Chewar

Deputy Department Head

Associate Professor


Colonel Christa Chewar is the Deputy Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Professor, USMA. She was commissioned into the U.S. Army Signal Corps after graduating from West Point in 1995. Her first assignment was in the 44th Signal Battalion in Kaposvar, Hungary and Mannheim, Germany as a platoon leader, logistics officer, and plans officer. She commanded a basic training company at Fort Jackson, SC and then went on to attend Virginia Tech from 2001-2004, where she earned a Master of Science in Computer Science (2003) and Ph.D. (2005), and returned to West Point to teach in the Computer Science Program. Following her initial teaching assignment, she was assigned as the Data Chief for a DoD-level software acquisition program from 2008-2010, completed the Command and General Staff College, and deployed as the Iraq Chief of an Army Cyber team in 2010-2011. She then returned again to West Point and later served as the Computer Science Program Director from 2014-2019. During this time, she was a National Defense University Senior Service College Fellow at the College of Information and Cyberspace.

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