Essay Contest Archives

2017 Coast Guard Essay Contest Sponsored by the U.S. Naval Institute
Prize Title Author
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
2017 CNO Naval History Essay Contest Sponsored with General Dynamics
Prize Title Author
First Prize -- Professional Historian Category Recapturing the Interwar Navy's Strategic Magic Lieutenant Commander Joel Holwitt, U.S. Navy
Second Prize -- Professional Historian Category Guadalcanal Proved Experimentation Works Trent Hone
Third Prize -- Professional Historian Category Sea Power Goes Celluloid: Lessons from Interwar-Era Naval Publicity Dr. Ryan Wadle
First Prize -- Rising Historian Category There Are No Benign Operations Lieutenant John Miller, U.S. Navy
Second Prize -- Rising Historian Category The United States Needs Mobile Afloat Basing Lieutenant Colonel James W. Hammond III, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
Third Prize -- Rising Historian Category Of Suns and Dragons Lieutenant (junior grade) Daniel Stefanus, U.S. Navy
2017 Commander William Earl Fannin Class of 1945 Capstone Essay Contest
Prize Title Author
Surface Marketing Surface Warfare at the U.S. Naval Academy Ensign Brett Gentile, U.S. Navy
Marine Marines Must Embrace Counter-Insurgency Ops Second Lieutenant Nicholas Wilcox, U.S. Marine Corps
Aviation The Budget Control Act Is Killing Naval Aviation Ensign Alex Sanders, U.S. Navy
Information Warfare Adapt Special Operations Principles to Cyber Ensign Nicholas Co, U.S. Navy

 
 

Conferences and Events

Maritime Security Dialogue

Fri, 2018-10-05

Maritime Security DialogueNaval Aviation: Readiness Recovery for Combat A discussion with VADM DeWolfe Miller, USNCommander,...

The New China Challenge

An Evening of Naval History

View All

From the Press

22 September - Annual Symposium

Sat, 2018-09-22

22 September - Annual Symposium

Sat, 2018-09-22

John B. Lundstrom

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