Adam Nelson

Military Professor Wargaming Department
Cmdr., U.S. Navy
Adam Nelson faculty photo


Cmdr. Adam Nelson attended the U.S. Naval Academy receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and his commission in 2007. After completing flight training, he was designated a naval aviator in February of 2009. His at-sea assignments include Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 9, USS New York (LPD 21) and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 11. His shore assignments include an instructor pilot tour at Helicopter Training Squadron 28 and a staff tour at Officer Training Command Newport. He is currently assigned to the Wargaming Department.

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare
  • Search and Rescue
  • Wargaming

Professional Highlights


Deputy Director

Deputy Director of Officer Candidate School.

Squadron Department Head

Squadron Department Head, flying the MH-60S with HSC-11 Dragonslayers.

Department Head

Mini-Boss/Aviation Fuels Officer/Airboss on LPD-21.

Instructor Pilot

Advanced flight training instructor pilot, flying the TH-57B/C with HT-28 Hellions.

Naval Aviator

Initial squadron tour, flying the MH-60S with HSC-9 Tridents.


B.S., U.S. Naval Academy, 2007, Mechanical Engineering

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