Anna Nettleship is the Managing Director of the King's Wargaming Network, organising wargaming research and events with King's faculty, staff and international partner organisations, and the head of the Network's Wargame Analyst Programme. She is a PhD candidate in the Defence Studies Department writing a dissertation on US Army doctrinal development practices for contemporary conflict that includes the design and execution of an analytic wargame to examine use of force in warfare.
Previously, Anna Nettleship spent five years active duty as a linguist of Modern Standard Arabic in the Military Intelligence branch of the United States Army. During her contract she worked as Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Taskings for S3 Operations for the 706th MI GRP managing unit and mission activity for upwards of 600 service members and as a Command Language Program Manager, securing training and testing for a cohort of upwards of 300 linguists and assisting in the management of language facilities for Army, Navy, Marine and Air Force linguists stationed at Fort Gordon, GA. She has worked as staff on multiple wargames prior to and during her work with the Wargaming Network including simulations of conventional, nuclear and hybrid warfare and gray zone conflicts and has spoken on various aspects of wargaming at Connections US and Connections UK.
She holds an MA in War Studies from King's College and a BA in Political, Legal and Economic Analysis from Mills College and has participated in programs of study at the London School of Economics and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.