1st Prize: "Recapturing the Strategic Magic of the Interwar Navy," Lieutenant Commander Joel Holwitt, USN
2nd Prize: "High Velocity Learning at Guadalcanal," Trent Hone
3rd Prize: "Sea Power Goes Viral: Lessons from Interwar-Era Naval Publicity," Ryan Wadle, Ph.D.
1st Prize: "First to Die: The Fighting History of the Peacetime Navy," Lieutenant John Miller, USN
2nd Prize: "Mobile Afloat Basing for Naval Maneuver Warfare—the Distinctly American Solution," Lieutenant Colonel James W. "Wes" Hammond III, USMC (Ret.)
3rd Prize: "Of Suns and Dragons: Imperial Japan's Rise, the United States Navy, and America's Approach to Contemporary China," Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Daniel Stefanus, USN