Catherine Abigail Burke Reppert

Military Professor Wargaming Department
Cmdr., U.S. Navy
Catherine Reppert faculty photo


Catherine Reppert is a military faculty member in the War Gaming Department, Center for Naval Warfare Studies. She holds a B.S. in history (with honors) from the U.S. Naval Academy, an M.A. in security studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and an M.A. in defense and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College. As a surface warfare officer, she has experience operating at sea in the 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 7th fleet areas of operation and experience ashore in support of Naval Forces Africa/Naval Forces Europe/commander, Sixth Fleet, and Surface Warfare Schools Command. She was commanding officer of USS Ardent (MCM 12).

Areas of Expertise

  • JPME
  • Leadership
  • Mine Warfare
  • Surface Warfare
  • Wargaming

Professional Highlights


Military Faculty, War Gaming Department

War Gaming Design, Adjunct Professor of Leadership in the Profession of Arms for the College of Leadership and Ethics

M.A. in Defense and Strategic Studies

Attended in-resident program at the U.S. Naval War College

Command-at-Sea Directorate, Surface Warfare Schools Command

Early Command Mentor and Prospective Commanding Officer Course Coordinator


Commanding Officer


Executive Officer

Operations Officer

USS TRUXTUN (DDG 103), deployed to CENTCOM Area of Responsibility


M.A., U.S. Naval War College, 2022, Defense and Strategic Studies

M.A., Georgetown School of Foreign Service, 2006, Security Studies

B.S., U.S. Naval Academy, 2006, History (with Honors)

Research Contributions and Publications

Awards and Decorations

Meritorious Service Medal

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
3 Gold Stars

Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

Other Honors

Naval War College Writing Award, Jerome E. Levy Economic Geography and World Order Prize

Naval War College Writing Award, Asia-Pacific Studies Prize

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