Phillip Pournelle is a science fiction author, war game designer, operations analysts, and military strategist. He served in the United States Navy as a surface warfare officer, operations analyst, and planner for 26 years. He served on cruisers, destroyers, amphibious ships, and on an experimental high-speed vessel. He served on the Navy Staff conducting campaign analysis, in the Office of the Secretary of Defense doing mobility and naval analysis. He worked for 5 years at the Office of Net Assessment diagnosing the future of conflict and competition. He designed and executed war games for the Department of Defense and other organizations. He contributed to Jerry Pournelle’s last Janissaries novel and is working on the sequel. He has had several short stories and articles published on the themes of future conflicts. His latest short story was published by Baen Books in the Robosoldiers anthology. He is currently a senior war game designer and operations analyst at Group W, a defense and analysis, modeling, and research company. He teaches war game design for the Military Operations Research Society. His article on the use of war gaming, modeling, and simulation was recently published in a book on the topic by Wiley Press.