Chris T. Murphy

Military Professor Wargaming Department
Cmdr., U.S. Navy
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Cmdr. Murphy has been serving as a wargaming specialist for the Wargaming Department since 2015. A career naval aviator in the SH-60B, he served in various operational tours in the Western Pacific and Middle East. More recently, he served at a NATO command in Lisbon, Portugal, and at U.S. 5th Fleet specializing in joint and NATO operational planning, policy implementation, coalition operations and joint military operations.

Areas of Expertise

  • Amphibious Warfare
  • Information Operations
  • Military Planning
  • NATO
  • Operational Warfare
  • Submarine Warfare
  • Wargaming

Professional Highlights


War Game Director, U.S. Naval War College, Newport R.I.


Chief of Staff, CTF-152, Bahrain


Engagement Officer, Combined Maritime Forces, Bahrain


Policy and Plans Officer, STRIKFORNATO, Lisbon PRT


Operations Officer, COMHSMWINGPAC, San Diego CA


Squadron Operations Officer, HSL-37 and Detachment Officer in Charge, USS Port Royal


"Mini-Boss", USS SAIPAN, Norfolk VA


Training Officer, Pilot Phase Officer, HSM-41, San Diego CA


Squadron NATOPS Officer, Detachment Maintenance and Operations Officer, HSL-51, Atsugi, Japan


M.A., U.S. Naval War College, 2018, Defense and Strategic Studies

M.A., University of San Diego, 2004, Global Leadership

B.A., Denison University, 1993

News, Media, & Events

Annual Naval War College Army-Navy Flag Football Game: 2019

Dec. 06, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Nimitz Football Field, Naval Station Newport, Newport, RI 02841

American Submarines Are in the Crosshairs of China

Nov. 17, 2019
The National Interest
Article Publication

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