Senior Research Scientist
Michael Markowitz has over forty years of experience in design, development, production and evaluation of war games. He is a published writer and reviewer in military history and a regular contributor to Defense Media Network, StrategyPage.com and other publications. He also designs complex maps, charts and diagrams for CNA publications. He has won awards for his wargame designs, including the 1991 Charles Roberts Award and a 1995 Special Achievement Award by the Game Manufacturers Association.
Prior to joining CNA, Markowitz was a training specialist in the DIVAD Division of Ford Aerospace, an engineering writer at Hughes Aircraft Company, a computing engineer at McDonnell Douglas, and an electronic publication specialist at Systems Integration and Research, Inc.
Markowitz holds an M.A. in Social Ecology from the University of California at Irvine and a B.A. in History from the University of Rochester.
Mobilizing Compatriots: Russia's Strategy, Tactics, and Influence in the Former Soviet Union
Summary of Independent Assessment of the Afghan National Security Forces (U)
Conscription in the Afghan Army: Compulsory Service Versus An All-Volunteer Force (U)
Sand Wars: Maghreb, War for Northwest Africa: Instructions for Play (U)
Organizing OPNAV (1970 - 2009) (U)