Ben Peterman

Associate Professor Wargaming Department
Ben Peterman faculty photo


Ben Peterman is an associate professor in the War Gaming Department, Center for Naval Warfare Studies. Prior to joining the NWC faculty, he was a senior operations research analyst with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division. Professor Peterman served for 12 years on active duty as a Navy officer including assignments with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 42 as a Helicopter Pilot/Aircraft Commander in the SH-60B, OPNAV N816 Campaign Analysis as an Operations Research Analyst and Amphibious Squadron Eight as an Aviation Officer.

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare
  • Amphibious Warfare
  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • International Relations
  • Joint Operations
  • Military Planning
  • Operational Warfare
  • Piracy
  • Search and Rescue

Professional Highlights


Associate Professor

US Naval War College War Gaming Department

Senior Operations Research Analyst

Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division


US Navy


M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2015, Systems Analysis

B.S., United States Naval Academy, 2006, Political Science/International Relations

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