Essay Contest Archives

2017 Cyber Essay Contest Sponsored by DXC Technology
Prize Title Author
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
2017 Cyber Essay Contest Sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Prize Title Author
2017 Enlisted Prize Essay Contest Sponsored by Textron Systems
Prize Title Author
First Prize It Is Time for Digital Deckplate Leadership Mass Communications Chief Hendrick Simoes, U.S. Navy
Second Prize Small Unit Leaders Are Our Backbone Hospital Corpsman Third Class Ryan Zieno, U.S. Navy
Third Prize Why Is the Navy Concerned About Toughness? Command Master Chief Greg Renick, U.S. Navy
Third Prize Restore the Warrior Mentality Fireman David P. Horton, U.S. Navy
2017 Naval Mine Warfare Essay Contest Sponsored with the Mine Warfare Association
Prize Title Author
First Prize Rethink Mine Countermeasures Scott Savitz, Ph.D.
Second Prize Terror in the Water: Maritime Terrorism, Mines, and Other Imperiled Harbors Lieutenant (jg) Daniel Stefanus, U.S. Navy
Third Prize The Naval MCM Strategy: Post-Legacy to Post-LCS Jason Stack, Ph.D.


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