LTC(R) Robert R. Leonhard, Ph.D., served 24 years in the U.S. Army, mostly in the mechanized infantry. He also served in Army combat developments on numerous projects—ground robotics, anti-armor weapons, operational concepts, and simulations. He contributed to the development of the digital division while working for Training and Doctrine Command. A graduate of the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), Leonhard is a trained war planner and served as the Chief of Plans for the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood.
Leonhard earned a B.A. in history (focus on central Europe) from Columbus College, an M.S. in international relations from Troy State University, a master of military arts and sciences from the U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College, and his all-but-dissertation for a Ph.D. in 19th-century U.S. history from West Virginia University. His military schooling includes Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Airborne School, French Commando School, Command and General Staff College, SAMS, and several logistics courses.