Mark Stanovich

Associate Professor Wargaming Department
Mark Stanovich faculty photo


Mark Stanovich graduated from Holy Cross with a B.A. in history. Commissioned in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1986, he retired as a lieutenant colonel in 2014 and over his military career was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (two stars), Combat Action Ribbon, Navy/Marine Corps Unit Commendation and Purple Heart. Over twenty years’ of gaming experience, his expertise includes building and conducting cyber security, medical and emergency response, supply chain interruption, weapons of mass destruction and terrorism, diplomacy and traditional military war games. He holds an M.A. in military history from Norwich University (2019) and is a native of Massachusetts.

Areas of Expertise

  • Amphibious Warfare
  • Artillery
  • Command and Control
  • Ground Warfare
  • Littoral Warfare
  • Maritime History
  • Military Planning
  • Wargaming
  • WWI
  • WWII

Professional Highlights


Presenter at Military Operations Research Society (MORS) Symposium

Conducted three-day workshop at the October 2017 MORS Symposium for apprentice war game staffers on the proper techniques and methods of game adjudication. Developed 18.0 hours of training and instruction, to include practical application and guided discussion.

Lead Developer for State of Vermont Pandemic Planning Exercise Series

Developed and conducted Pandemic Planning series of events for sixteen Vermont and New Hampshire hospitals, Vermont Department of Health. Included June 2008 Capstone event, distributed to fourteen hospitals. Game and After-Action Report singled out for praise by HHS and FEMA Region 1.

Developer for LIVEWIRE Nationally-scoped cyber security event

Worked with DHS, Carnegie-Mellon, three State Governments, and several private sector entities to build and conduct LIVEWIRE cyber event. Play included 300+ distributed participants from the energy distribution and finance sectors, State and Local governments, Federal Government, and CBOE.


M.A., Norwich University, 2019, Military History

B.A., College of the Holy Cross, 1986, History

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