Mark D. Kurtz, Select One

Military Professor Wargaming Department
Cmdr., U.S. Navy
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Cmdr. Mark D. Kurtz is a Naval aviator with over 1,600 flight hours in the SH-60B Seahawk helicopter. He has served in HSL-42, HSL-40 and HSM-37, deploying on U.S Navy frigates, destroyers and cruisers, and conducting numerous deployments in support of UNITAS, counter narcotics trafficking operations, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Western Pacific operations, and counter piracy patrols off the Horn of Africa. He earned a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in 2016. Cmdr. Kurtz is a native of Alexandria, Virginia and 2001 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelor's degree in ocean engineering.

Areas of Expertise

  • Aerospace
  • Submarine Warfare


M.A., U.S. Naval War College, 2016, National Security and Strategic Studies

B.S., U.S. Naval Academy, 2001, Ocean Engineering

News, Media, & Events

Starship Poseidon Summer STEM Camp

Jul. 14, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Naval Station, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

U.S.-India Ties: Long-Term Courtship, but No Marriage in Sight

Jun. 12, 2019
The National Interest
Article Publication

Let Me Tell You About the Worst Submarine of All Time

May. 18, 2019
The National Interest
Article Publication

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