In a unique teaming enterprise, the Naval Institute, Johns Hopkins University, and the Royal Uniformed Services Institute sponsored a three-pronged effort—a seminar series, essay contest, and book—to examine the principles of war. The seminar series kicked off with an opening challenge by the Director of Transformation for the Department of Defense, retired Vice Admiral Art Cebrowski; an operator’s perspective delivered by former Fifth Fleet Commander Admiral Tim Keating; and an address by retired Army Major General Bob Scales, coauthor of The Iraq War: A Military History. The prizes for the Principles of War Essay Contest were significant and were funded by individual donations to the Naval Institute Foundation.