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Posted on May 20, 2008 in Boardgames

War College at Origins Speakers

By Armchair General

Lieutenant Colonel James C. Laughrey, USA
Lieutenant Colonel Laughrey is an Army intelligence officer who just graduated from the U.S. Army War College, the Army’s senior service school, on the 7th of June. He is beginning new duties as the Director of Intelligence Integration at the U.S. Army’s Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute.

LTC Laughrey has long service as a strategic analyst and planner. He’s served in this role for the Commander, U.S. Central Command, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Joint Staff, and different elements of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He supported the Iraq Strategy review and also did work for the National Security and National Intelligence Councils. His intelligence assignments include support for special operations forces, chief of WMD analysis at NORAD/USSPACECOM, and multiple tactical assignments. He is a veteran of Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Joint Forge (Bosnia), Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom.

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Dana Lombardy
Dana Lombardy is best known for his multiple award-winning Streets of Stalingrad board wargame (three separate editions since first released in 1979), and for his nearly twenty television appearances, including multiple episodes of The History Channel’s “Tales of the Gun” series. Lombardy’s newest book is Historic Photos of Dwight D. Eisenhower and he currently contributes to ArmchairGeneral.com as Associate Online Editor.

Dan McDonagh
During his Navy career Dan McDonagh specialized in intelligence, electronic warfare, and war gaming.  He served in anti-air, anti-submarine, amphibious, and combat logistics ships, and was second in command of all sealift assets during Operation Desert Storm.  One of only two officers ever selected to serve two tours at the War Gaming Department of the Naval War College, he was a member of its Advanced Concepts Team and also designed and ran war games.  Dan McDonagh created the NSDM Game in 1990.

Dan McDonagh
During his Navy career Dan McDonagh specialized in intelligence, electronic warfare, and war gaming. He served in anti-air, anti-submarine, amphibious, and combat logistics ships, and was second in command of all sealift assets during Operation Desert Storm. One of only two officers ever selected to serve two tours at the War Gaming Department of the Naval War College, he was a member of its Advanced Concepts Team and also designed and ran war games. Dan McDonagh created the NSDM Game in 1990.

Captain Mark McDonagh, USNR
Captain Mark McDonagh served on the latest nuclear submarines for ten years and was then assigned to assist the Submarine Force and the Navy as a whole.  He was decorated for operational actions in forward areas; has created and tested submarine tactics; and prepared analyses of U.S. submarine tactics that were forwarded to the CNO.  He currently develops tactical decision-making systems for the Submarine Force, and serves as the Executive Officer for the Naval War College’s Reserve war game design unit. 

Peter Panzeri
Peter F. Panzeri, Jr. U.S. Army, Combat Infantry Veteran best known for his award winning book Little Big Horn 1876:Custer’s Last Stand (in it’s 9th printing since 1996). His military career includes earning the Combat Infantryman’s Badge and Bronze Star in Iraq, and several teaching assignments as Chief of Military History at the US Army Infantry School, Tactics Chief at the Military Intelligence School, and at the US Military Academy, West Point Prep. Pete has also published Santa Anna Rules! Warfare in Mexico 1820-1820, and Plains War Campaigns (see http://classicalhack.com/article/products/0064/14/ ). Pete’s other roles include President of Historical Miniatures Gaming Society East (www.hmgs.org) three years as Academy Chair for the Origins Awards, Academy of Adventure Games Art and Design, www.aagad.originsgames.com Faculty for the Origins War College, and Origins StrategiCorps program. www.originsgames.com.

David Powell
Dave Powell is a veteran wargamer, game designer, writer and historian of the American Civil War. He has designed more than a dozen Civil War games, published articles, and led tours on various fields. His first book, dealing with Confederate cavalry in the Western theater, is due out in the fall of 2008. His current passion is Chickamauga, and he is hard at work on a second book discussing the second day of that monumental battle.

Merle S. Robinson
A career civil servant, Merle Robinson has almost three decades of DoD experience as a Systems Analyst, Installation Manpower Officer, Installation Services Officer, Environmental Protection Specialist, and Budget Officer.  He is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio and two DoD institutions, with majors in Finance, Accounting, History, Political Science, Foreign Affairs, and Diplomacy.  Merle Robinson is a member of AUSA, USNI, and USAFA.

Charles Sharp
Charles Sharp, a former tanker in the US Army, is the author of more than a dozen books on the organization and orders of battle of units of the Red Army 1941 to 1945.

James Sterrett Ph.D
In addition to three decades of wargaming, Dr. James Sterrett works as a Northrop Grumman contractor in the Simulations Division of the US Army Command & General Staff College’s Digital Leader Development Center, supporting CGSC exercises.  Dr. Sterrett teaches CGSC’s courses on training with simulations, including the use of commercial games in training.  On the commercial side, his experience includes design work on the award-winning games Attack Vector: Tactical (Ad Astra Games) and Steel Beasts (eSim Games) and several years as a reviewer for Games Domain and CombatSim. His academic background includes a Ph.D. in Soviet military history from King’s College London and the recent publication of Soviet Air Force Theory: 1918-1945 (Taylor & Francis, 2007).

Gerald D. Swick
Gerald D. Swick, Senior Online Editor for ArmchairGeneral.com and HistoryNet, has written for print encyclopedias and Web pages and edited books on a variety of topics. His articles about history have appeared in Blue Ridge Country, Lincoln Lore, and numerous gaming magazines, and his weekly history column has been entertaining newspaper readers for 10 years. He’s speaking at Origins to share his experiences as a writer and to answer your questions – and maybe give you an assignment to write for ArmchairGeneral.com!

Mike Tucker
Mike Tucker is systems engineer in the Canadian telecommunications industry who has maintained a close association with military history and wargaming since his university days.  As a member of the Canadian Institute for Strategic Studies in the 1980s he focused on potential NATO/Warsaw Pact conflict and Canadian defense policy.  His interest in contemporary security affairs continued with his service as a member of the staff of the National Security Decision Making (NSDM) Game; he has led the PRC Team since 1996, and helped create the nsdm.org web site.

Philiip J. Viverito
Philiip J. Viverito graduated with a B.A. in History and began gaming with the purpose of sharing history through miniatures, eventually leading to his creation and development of the Classical Hack Game system of medieval and ancient rules and scenarios. Details can be found at http://wwww.classicalhack.com. He is the Miniatures Guest of Honor for Origins 2008.

Christopher Weuve
After six years at the Center for Naval Analyses as a wargame designer and naval exercise analyst, Christopher Weuve joined the research faculty of the US Naval War College’s War Gaming Department in 2005, where he has focused on using wargaming as a research tool. He moderates several SF and wargaming mailing lists (inc. SFConsim-L, NavWarGames and Exordium-L), and spends his spare time pondering the differences between fictional and Real-World(tm) naval forces and combat. He also founded the Society for the Conservation of Angular Momentum, but that was an accident.

 

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