Jeremy Sepinsky, Ph.D.
Lead Wargame Designer


Jeremy Sepinsky is CNA's lead wargame designer. He has designed and facilitated dozens of wargames at Navy and Joint Commands, as well as for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense – Policy and the Joint Staff. His wargames help strategic decision makers understand the broad context of actions, as well as the tactical impacts and requirements that those decisions elicit.

Sepinsky's recent wargames covered broad topics such as logistics, personnel organization, command and control, cyberspace operations, space operations, national strategy, international emulation, technology planning, special operations, and homeland defense.

Prior to joining CNA, Sepinsky was an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Scranton. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in physics and astronomy from Northwestern University, and a B.S. in astronomy and astrophysics from Villanova University.


April 6, 2020

Jeremy Sepinsky writes, "My  bigger fear is the opportunity it opens for patent trolls to enter the marketplace, driving up the potential legal costs for any new game coming to the market."

PAXsims: "Myth: You Cannot Patent Wargames"

October 21, 2019

Peter Perla, Web Ewell, Christopher Ma, Justin Peachey, Jeremy Sepinsky, and Basil Tripsas write, "Instead of imposing the tenets of systems analysis and operations research on wargaming, or those of wargaming on analysis, it is time for the Department — not their supporting contractors and institutions — to recognize the essential need to integrate all the intellectual tools at its disposal across all levels of decisions."

War on the Rocks: "Rolling the Iron Dice: From Analytical Wargaming to the Cycle of Research"

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