Essay Contest Archives

2017 General Prize Essay Contest Funded by Andrew and Barbara Taylor
Prize Title Author
First Prize Losing the Great Pacific War of 2025: A Memo from the Short Sharp War Captain Dale C. Rielage, U.S. Navy
Second Prize The Rot in our Hulls: A Unified Theory of the U.S. Navy's Dysfunction Lieutenant (jg) Daniel Stefanus, U.S. Navy
Third Prize People over Payloads: Charting a Sailor-Centric Track Lieutenant Brendan E. Cordial, U.S. Navy
2016 General Prize Essay Contest Funded by Andrew and Barbara Taylor & the Crawford Taylor Foundation
Prize Title Author
First Prize Embracing the Dark Battle Lieutenant (jg) Daniel Stefanus, USN
Second Prize Act on Commander's Intent Captain Dale C. Rielage, USN
Third Prize Hard to Lee: New Naval Priorities for a Multipolar World Commander Benjamin "BJ" Armstrong, USN
2015 General Prize Essay Contest
Prize Title Author
First Prize @AdmNelson Lieutenant Commander Jared M. Wilhelm, U.S. Navy
Second Prize Twilight of Manned Flight? Commander Brendan Stickles, U.S. Navy
Third Prize What Makes the CPO Mess Tick Fleet Master Chief Petty Officer Paul Kingsbury, U.S. Navy
2014 General Prize Essay Contest
Prize Title Author
First Prize Operating in an Age of Austerity Lieutenant Commander Wolf Melbourne, U.S. Navy
Second Prize The Coming Era of 'Omnispatial Warfare' Lieutenant Ryan Hilger, U.S. Navy
Third Prize Sea Power & Fortitude Lieutenant Roger Misso, U.S. Navy
2013 General Prize Essay Contest
Prize Title Author
First Prize Reinvent the Fifth Armed Service, Quickly Captain Jim Howe, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired), and Lieutenant Jim Dolbow, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve
Second Prize Parsing the Chinese Challenge Commander Dale C. Rielage, U.S. Navy
Third Prize The Utility of a Three-Tiered Navy Rear Admiral Robert O. Wray Jr., U.S. Navy
2012 General Prize Essay Contest
Prize Title Author
First Prize America Must Be Careful Where it Pivots Captain Gerard D. Roncolato, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Second Prize Rekindling the Killer Extinct Commander Brian McGuirk, U.S. Navy
Third Prize Cloud Combat: Thinking Machines in Future Wars Lieutenant (junior grade) Mathew Hipple, U.S. Navy
2011 General Prize Essay Contest
Prize Title Author
First Prize Technological Superiority Is Not a Panacea Dr. Milan Vego
First Prize China's Naval Challenge Dr. Milan Vego

 
 

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