Todd Beltz

Associate Professor Wargaming Department
Capt., U.S. Navy, Retired
Todd Beltz faculty photo


Todd Beltz is native to Lehighton, Pennsylvania and is a 1989 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University. He is currently an associate professor in the War Gaming Department, Center for Naval Warfare Studies. Prior to joining the NWC faculty, he was a War Gaming specialist with NETSIMCO. Professor Beltz served for 32 years on active duty as a Nuclear Trained Surface Warfare Officer including two Commanding Officer tours (USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) and USS ELROD (FFG 55)), four Executive Officer tours, and as an Operations Research Analyst in OPNAV N81.

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise

  • Command and Control
  • Counterdrug Operations
  • Ethics
  • Leadership
  • Operational Warfare
  • Surface Warfare
  • Wargaming

Professional Highlights


Associate Professor, War Gaming Department

Faculty member of the War Gaming Department in the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the U.S. Naval War College.

War Gaming Specialist

War Gaming specialist with NETSIMCO supporting the Naval War College, War Gaming Department. Lead Developer for Naval Services Game 2021, ENFORCER 2022, and CNO Title X Game 2023.

Executive Director Naval Leadership and Ethics Center

Managed an organization of senior military officers/enlisted, research specialists, and civilians delivering leader development and executive coaching for all navy personnel. Conducted research for the Chief of Naval Personnel supporting 21st Century Sailor initiatives.


M.A., U.S. Naval War College, 2007, Defense and Strategic Studies, JPME I/II

M.B.A., Troy State University, 2001

B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1989, Electrical Engineering

Related Credentials

Hogan Personality Assessment
Certified Executive Coach

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Certified Executive Coach

Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) 360
Certified Executive Coach

DiSC Assessment
Certified Executive Coach

Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQi 2.0 and EQi 360)
Certified Executive Coach

Immunity to Change
Certified Executive Coach

Imperative Personal Purpose Profile
Certified Executive Coach

External Memberships and Associations

The Leadership Conference Board

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