Essay Contest Archives

2014 Naval History Essay Contest sponsored by The William M. Wood Foundation
Prize Title Author
First Prize A Perfect American Victory Captain Richard M. Miller, U.S. Navy
Third Prize Sailor, Prisoner, Captain, Spy Ensign Samuel Oat-Judge, U.S. Navy
Second Prize The Enlisted Force's Scribe Senior Chief Petty Officer Dennis L. Noble, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)
2014 Global Defense Burden Essay Contest sponsored by DRS Technologies/A Finmeccanica Company
Prize Title Author
First Prize Cooperation is the Key to NATO's Future Lieutenant (junior grade) Chris Pagenkopf, U.S. Navy
Second Prize What's in a Name?--Why the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Future Lies Far from the North Atlantic Commander Corry J. Kucik, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy
Third Prize Leveraging the Global Defense Market in Tight National Budgets Per Bigum Christensen, Technical Director of the Royal Danish Navy
2014 Leadership Essay Contest sponsored by Dr. J. Phillip London and CACI International
Prize Title Author
First Prize Stoic Leadership for the Junior Officer Ensign Jesse Burroughs, U.S. Navy
Second Prize 3 Letters: The difference between failING and being a failURE Captain Rafiel D. Warfield, U.S. Marine Corps
Third Prize Lead Us! Lieutenant Michael Mabrey, U.S. Navy
Honorable Mention Ruthless Self-Reflection: Integrating the most important leadership trait into a highly effective leadership persona Captain James P. Donovan, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
Honorable Mention Leadership Development On Board the EAGLE Lieutenant Commander Jeff Janaro, U.S. Coast Guard
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 Commander William Earl Fannin Class of 1945 Capstone Essay Contest
Prize Title Author
Aviation Solving the Navy’s Tactical Aircraft Crisis Ensign Anthony C. Robinson, U.S. Navy
Submarine The Silent Service’s Success in the Pacific Ensign William Harris, U.S. Navy
Surface Warfare A Cultural Rebalancing Second Lieutenant Katie Whitcombe, U.S. Marine Corps
U.S. Navy The Tuned-In Leader Ensign Robert Van Winter, USN
2013 Global Defense Burden Essay Contest sponsored by DRS Technologies/A Finmeccanica Company
Prize Title Author
First Prize Modernize NATO for the 21st Century Lieutenant Ryan Hilger, U.S. Navy
Second Prize NATO Learning Alliance Lieutenant (junior grade) Matthew Hipple, U.S. Navy

 
 

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