Stephen Downes-Martin, PhD
Warfare Analysis & Research
Dr. Stephen Downes-Martin has over 30 years of experience in developing and applying war gaming, game theory, decision analysis, and systems thinking to tactical, operational and strategic military problems for a wide variety of government, military, aerospace, and commercial organizations in the U.S. and abroad.
Stephen is currently a Research Professor at the US Naval War College, where he assists various agencies within the US Government to solve operational and strategic problems. His research focus is on how decision support and assessment methods can be manipulated to deceive decision makers, how decision makers misuse such methods to deceive themselves, how to detect such attempts and protect from them. He teaches critical thinking, war gaming, game theory, risk analysis, deception and manipulation techniques to faculty and students.
His education includes a PhD from London University, MA (with Distinction) from the US Naval War College (JPME Phase I), Master of Advanced Study (Mathematics) from Cambridge University, and industrial and academic courses in business management, science and technology, and liberal arts. Stephen has published widely, and has been an invited speaker in the US, Europe and the former Soviet Union on business, international security and technology issues.
He was a reserve military intelligence officer in the British Army, and is now a US citizen. In 2010 Stephen was awarded the Superior Civilian Service medal for in-Theater support of I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) and Regional Command (Southwest) in Afghanistan. During Spring 2012 he supported in-Theater the Afghan Assessment Group at ISAF HQ, Kabul.
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