Terence E. Mahoney

Associate Professor Wargaming Department
Terence Mahoney Faculty Profile


Terence Mahoney is an Associate Professor in the War Gaming Department, Center for Naval Warfare Studies. Professor Mahoney previously served twenty-eight years on active duty in the United States Navy on sea duty assignments as a helicopter pilot and a variety of shore duty assignments including Associate Professor of Naval Science at the University of Illinois, Security Assistance Officer at the United States Embassy, Bonn, Germany, Executive Officer at Officer Training Command Newport, and as military faculty in the War Gaming Department. Additionally, Professor Mahoney was a development team analyst for three years at the Navy Warfare Development Command.

Areas of Expertise

  • Wargaming

Professional Highlights


Assistant Research Professor

Rejoined the Wargaming Department as a civilian professor after four years as military faculty (1999-2003).

Analyst, Naval Warfare Development Command

Sea Basing Warfare Innovation Development Team

Executive Officer, Officer Training Command Newport


Military Faculty, Naval War College


Associate Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Executive Officer, NROTC Unit

Chief Navy Section, Office of Defense Cooperation

US Embassy, Bonn, Germany


M.A., United States Naval War College, 1992, National Security and Strategic Affairs

B.S., U.S. Naval Academy, 1977, Ocean Engineering

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