Distinguished Member of the Corps



Colonel Edward (Ted) W. Newing


Colonel Edward (Ted) W. Newing distinguished himself over an exemplary 30 year career of active service. As the 25th Chemical Company Commander, he pioneered tactics, techniques and procedures that were captured in the Chemical Corps doctrine revitalization of the 1980’s.


As Chief of Installation Assessments Branch at the U.S. Army Toxic and Hazardous Materials Agency, Colonel Newing led DA efforts to complete a survey of 279 Army installations, determining whether past operations at posts posed any potential for environmental contamination. During Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm he engineered the worldwide shifting of decontamination assets, overgarments and NBC defense items.


In 1992, Colonel Newing was selected to command the 84th Chemical Battalion at Fort McClellan, AL. There, he was involved in the transition studies and helped ensure a seamless transition of the Chemical Corps School from Fort McClellan to Fort Leonard Wood. In 2000, he became Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (SBCCOM) guiding the organization through a top to bottom structural change.


Colonel Newing retired in February of 2004, in his new career he is a program manager for CBRN Readiness, directing Army First Responder Programs and providing resources to support the DoD Installation Protection Programs.