David J. Sampson

Associate Professor Wargaming Department
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Cmdr. Sampson is a senior war game and exercise specialist with experience in the field of war game design, strategy and development. Most recently he was the lead designer for a range of analytic war games focusing on support to international disaster response and strategic deterrence. Previously, Sampson was a key member of the exercise design, execution and analysis teams for combatant command and joint task force level training events including: Austere Challenge, Juniper Cobra, Judicious Response, Integrated Advance, and PANAMAX. Cmdr. Sampson is a former EA-6B Electronic Countermeasures Officer.

Areas of Expertise

  • Military Planning

Professional Highlights


Associate Professor, U.S. Naval War College War Gaming Department


M.S.S, Marine Corps War College

B.S., University Of Texas, Engineering Science

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