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.