NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) is pleased to announce that Pedro Rosario, a 29-year U.S. Army veteran, has been named vice president of strategic initiatives.

NUARI studies and identifies solutions to critical national security issues, driven by a mission to enable a resilient society through rapid research, development and education in cybersecurity, defense technologies and information warfare.

In this role, Rosario supports the development and delivery of programming in information operations (IO), information dominance and intelligence operations in military, law enforcement and private sector implementations.

Pedro Rosario has served in multiple commands and leadership positions in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army National Guard, Army Reserve and U.S. Air Force, including over a dozen combat tours globally. He has received numerous decorations for combat service, including valor.

Rosario previously served as a senior leader at the Defense Intelligence Agency as an active-duty Army colonel and recently assumed command of the 6th Brigade 106th Training Division, Fort Totten, New York. He is responsible for civil affairs and psychological operations training (PSYOP) for multiple services and active/reserve soldiers.

Rosario has served in multiple commands and leadership positions in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army National Guard, Army Reserve and U.S. Air Force, including over a dozen combat tours globally. He has received numerous decorations for combat service, including valor.

Pedro has also served as an executive chief of police and emergency director in Washington state and Texas. His experience leading disaster efforts extends locally, nationally, and worldwide, including emergency response efforts in Puerto Rico during hurricanes Maria and Irma.

"NUARI is building upon its work in information operations and is looking forward to Pedro's extensive service in the military, law enforcement, and intelligence community to help expand NUARI's strategic focus in this area," NUARI President Phil Susmann said.

Pedro holds a Master of Strategic Studies from the Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania; a Bachelor of Science from Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, Massachusetts; and an associate degree from Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, Massachusetts.

He is a graduate of the Northwest Law Enforcement Executive Command College, senior executive in national and international security, Harvard University, and the Police Executive Leadership Program, University of Louisville. 

He is also a graduate of the Air Defense Artillery Officer Course, Squadron Officer School, Army Command and General Staff College, Psychological Operations Officer Course, Information Operations Qualification, and Red Team Operators Course.

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About NUARI
Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) was federally chartered under legislation sponsored by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., in 2002 and is funded partly through the U.S. Homeland Security and Defense departments. NUARI has a national center to address cyber incident management challenges through research, training programs, and technology development and has been a global leader for more than a decade in developing cyber war gaming, distributed learning technology, distributed simulation technology, critical infrastructure exercises and cybersecurity curriculum.

About Norwich University
Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by U.S. Army Capt. Alden Partridge and is the  nation’s oldest private military college. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

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