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2018 CNO Naval History Essay Contest  


CNO Contest

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 22, 2018) (From left to right) Cmdr. Joel Holwitt, Ph.D., USN, Dr. Francis (Frank) Hoffman, Ph.D., Rear Adm. James Goldrick, RAN (Ret.), Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, USN, Vice Adm. James R. Fitzgerald, USN (Ret.), Lt. G. Creigh Greensmith, USN, Rear Adm. Richard F. Pittenger, USN (Ret.), and Lt. Robert E. Swain III, USN pose for a group photo during the Chief of Naval Operations Naval History Essay Contest 2018 Awards Reception held at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The six winning essays were chosen out of 182 submissions from across the Fleet, almost every state, and around the world. Naval History and Heritage Command, United States Naval Institute, United States Naval Academy, Naval War College and OPNAV coordinated the CNO Naval History Essay Contest. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Mutis A. Capizzi/RELEASED)


Professional Historian Essay Contest Winners

1st Prize: "Anti-Access for Sea Control: The British Mining Campaign against Germany in the First World War," Rear Admiral James Goldrick, RAN (Ret.).

2nd Prize: "High Velocity Outcomes: People, Not Process," Lieutenant Commander Joel Holwitt, Ph.D., USN*

3rd Prize: "Sea Power in Great Power Competition: Britain Wins the First Global War," Francis (Frank) Hoffman, Ph.D.

Rising Historian Essay Contest Winners

1st Prize: "Fly to Fight, Fight to Win: Applying the Lessons Learned from Navy Helicopter Gunships in Vietnam to Expeditionary Rotary-Wing Naval Aviation Today," Lieutenant Robert E. Swain III, USN

2nd Prize: "ASW—Will We Ever Learn?," Vice Admiral James R. Fitzgerald, USN (Ret.) and Rear Admiral Richard F. Pittenger, USN (Ret.)

3rd Prize: "Achieving Dominance in the Cyber Domain: Lessons from Rickover’s Development of the Nuclear Navy," Lieutenant G. Creigh Greensmith, USN

Published: Thu Dec 06 11:03:51 EST 2018