Essay Contest Archives

2017 General Prize Essay Contest Funded by Andrew and Barbara Taylor
Prize Title Author
Second Prize There's Rot In Our Hulls Lieutenant (jg) Daniel Stefanus, U.S. Navy
Third Prize People Over Payloads Lieutenant Brendan E. Cordial, U.S. Navy
2017 Leadership Essay Contest: A U.S. Naval Institute Program in Partnership with Dr. J. Phillip London and CACI International
Prize Title Author
First Prize We Crafted a Charter Lieutenant Commander Matthew D. Brown, U.S. Navy
Second Prize Check Your Ego at the Hatch Lieutenant Commander Luke Kelvington, U.S. Navy
Third Prize Great Leaders Are Taught, Not Born Ensign Timothy D. Sargent, U.S. Coast Guard
2017 Marine Corps Essay Contest Sponsored By General Peter Pace, USMC (Ret.), General John Allen, USMC (Ret.), and Lieutenant General Wallace Gregson, USMC (Ret.)
Prize Title Author
First Prize The Corps Must Refine Warfighting Captain James Skeffington, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
Second Prize From Wells to Wings Lieutenant (jg) Daniel Stefanus, U.S. Navy
Third Prize The Exercise Has No Clothes First Lieutenant Will McGee, U.S. Marine Corps
2017 Coast Guard Essay Contest Sponsored by the U.S. Naval Institute
Prize Title Author
First Prize Armed Drones: The Coast Guard's Next New Frontier? Lieutenant Commander Craig Allen Jr., U.S. Coast Guard
Second Prize Don't Micromanage Response Boats Chief Boatswain Mate Phillip N. Null, U.S. Coast Guard
Third Prize Coast Guard Defines "All Hands On Deck" Captain Bruce Jones, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)
2017 Naval History Essay Contest Sponsored by The William M. Wood Foundation
Prize Title Author
First Prize Mahan's Interference in U.S. Policy Alan M. Anderson, Ph.D.
Second Prize The Military in Politics David C. Logan
Third Prize The 21st Century Soldier and the State Cryptologic Technician First Class Benjamin L. Sechrist, U.S. Navy
2017 Naval Intelligence Essay Contest Sponsored with the Naval Intelligence Professionals
Prize Title Author
First Prize Know Tomorrow's Adversary Commander Heather Bothwell, U.S. Navy Reserve
Second Prize Naval Intelligence: Build Regional Experts Captain William R. Bray, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Third Prize Naval Intel Must Do Ocen Surveillance Better Captain Dale C. Rielage, U.S. Navy
2017 Cyber Essay Contest Sponsored by DXC Technology
Prize Title Author
First Prize We Need Cyberspace Damage Control Lieutenant Commander Damien Dodge, U.S. Navy
Second Prize Give a Cyber Edge to the Warfighters Captain Ramberto Torruella Jr., U.S. Navy
Third Prize Protecting Our Warrior Ethos Tomorrow Major Scott A. Humr, U.S. Marine Corps

 
 

Conferences and Events

Maritime Security Dialogue

Wed, 2018-11-28

Maritime Security DialogueThe Return of Great Power Competition and SECOND Fleet A discussion with VADM Andrew "Woody"...

Defense Forum Washington 2018

WEST 2019

View All

From the Press

16 November - Meet & Greet

Fri, 2018-11-16

3 December - Book Launch and Reception

Mon, 2018-12-03

Why Become a Member of the U.S. Naval Institute?

As an independent forum for over 140 years, the Naval Institute has been nurturing creative thinkers who responsibly raise their voices on matters relating to national defense.

Become a Member Renew Membership