Associate Research Professor
Don Marrin is an Associate Research Professor in the War Gaming Department, Center for Naval Warfare Studies. Professor Marrin served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy until his retirement in 2003 after 22 years of service. Prior to becoming a member of the War Gaming Department civilian faculty in 2005, he served as a military faculty member from 2000 - 2003, a war gaming support contractor from 2003 - 2004, and as a Joint Warfare System (JWARS) analyst for Northrop-Grumman Corporation, in support of Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC), from 2004 – 2005.
Professor Marrin’s primary research areas are Title X War Gaming and war gaming associated with cyber warfare and Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR). An expert in war game design, execution and assessment, he played a key role in the planning and execution of the Maritime Strategy project that directly contributed to the development of the U.S. Navy’s current strategy, A Cooperative Strategy for 21stCentury Seapower (CS21). Most recently, he served as the Game Director for the Navy’s Title X War Game in 2008 (Global’08) and 2009 (Global’09) and is currently serving as Game Director for gaming efforts in support of Commander, U.S. Tenth Fleet, OPNAV N81 and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), as well as Global’11.
Professor Marrin received his Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, and a B.S. in Ocean Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy. He has also completed Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phases 1 and 2.
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