Leif Erik Bergey

Associate Professor Wargaming Department
Cmdr., U.S. Navy, Retired
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Leif Bergey is an associate professor in the War Gaming Department, Center for Naval Warfare Studies. He has been part of the NWC War Gaming faculty since March 2010. A retired Navy commander, he served 24 years as a Naval Aviator. His previous assignments include Training Air Wing 5, chief staff officer; U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, future operations and knowledge management officer; Navy Warfare Development Command, Sea Shield Undersea Warfare Officer; Patrol Squadron 1, operations officer; Special Projects Patrol Squadron 1, aviation safety and flight officer; Patrol Squadron Eight, assistant tactics and command services, department head; Patrol Squadron 92, Aircrewman-FCO.

Areas of Expertise

  • Joint Operations
  • Military Planning
  • Operational Warfare
  • Wargaming

Professional Highlights


Game Director, U.S. Naval War College, War Gaming Department


M.A., United States Naval War College, National Security and Strategic Studies

B.S., Norwich University, Business Administration

Related Credentials

FAA Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument (CFII)

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