Naval History and Heritage Command

2017 CNO Naval History Essay Contest Winners 

Photo #: NH 106064  USS Georgia

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Sept. 14, 2017) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson poses with contest winners and representatives of the CNO 2017 Naval History Essay Contest during the 2017 McMullen Naval History Symposium at the U.S. Naval Academy. From left to right, Mr. Samuel J. Cox (Director, NHHC), Mr. John P. Casey (Executive Vice President of General Dynamics Marine Systems, Inc.), Lt. Col. James W. Hammond III, USMC (Ret.), Dr. Ryan Wadle, Mr. Lee Moss (father-in-law of contest winner Lt. Cmdr. Joel Holwitt, USN), Mr. Trent Hone, Adm. John M. Richardson, USN, Lt. John Miller, USN, Lt. j.g. Daniel Stefanus, USN, and Mr. Peter Daly (Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Naval Institute). (U.S. Navy photo)

Professional Historians

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. 


Rising Historians

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

Published:Fri Sep 22 07:34:22 EDT 2017