Congratulations Essay Contest Winners!
Congratulations to the latest Naval Institute essay contest winners! Major Brian Kerg, U.S. Marine Corps, is the first-prize winner of the Marine Corps Essay Contest. His essay, “What Does the Navy Need from the Marine Corps?” appears in this issue. Captain Austin Dahmer, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, won second prize, and Mr. Robert Kozloski took third prize. Special thanks to BAE Systems for sponsoring the Marine Corps Essay Contest. The winning essay from this year’s Naval Intelligence Essay Contest, sponsored by Naval Intelligence Professionals, also appears in this issue. “Needed: A Design for Maritime Information Superiority,” by Commander Mike Dahm, U.S. Navy (Retired), provides an exceptional view of how America’s competitors have “informationized” warfare and advises how the U.S. Navy can put information warfare front and center. Commander Chris Nelson, U.S. Navy, and Mr. Eric Pedersen took second prize and Lieutenant Commander James Landreth, U.S. Navy, won third prize.
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New from the Naval Institute Press
Peter Mattis and Matthew Brazil’s new book Chinese Communist Espionage: An Intelligence Primer presents an unprecedented look into the murky world of Chinese espionage—past and present— enabling a better understanding of how pervasive and important its influence is. Mattis and Brazil employed hundreds of Chinese sources to dig deep into the history and current state of Chinese Communist intelligence operations. Early reviews of the book have been excellent!
The Naval Institute will host a half-day “Education for Seapower Symposium” on 14 November at the Center for Strategic and International Security (CSIS) in Washington D.C. This symposium will include discussion and debate on the role of education in creating a ready force capable of meeting the challenges of great power competition. The Under Secretary of the Navy, the Chief Learning Officer of the Navy, and leaders of prominent naval education institutions will share their new vision for naval education and the necessary steps to attain and execute this vision. The full program and registration can be accessed at www.educationforseapower.com.
Peter H. Daly
VADM, USN (Ret.)
Life Member and Member since 1978