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2019 CNO Naval History Essay Contest  


CNO Contest

WASHINGTON (July 17, 2019) (From left to right) Dr. Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D., Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Vandenengel, Cmdr. Joel Holwitt, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson, Lt. Cmdr. Ryan P. Hilger, Lt. Philip D. Mayer, Rear Adm. Samuel J. Cox (Ret.), director of Naval History and Heritage Command, and Rear Adm. Peter Daly, (Ret.), pose for a group photo around the bell from USS Honolulu (SSN-718) during the Chief of Naval Operations Naval History Essay Contest 2019 awards reception held at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy. First announced in 2017, the goal of the essay contest is to inspire insight and dialogue from across the widest spectrum of academic, operational, military, and civilian personnel to further our understanding of how lessons from history inform our way ahead. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Mutis A. Capizzi/RELEASED)


Professional Historian Essay Contest Winners

1st Prize: "Confidence in His Team": Slade Cutter, USS Seahorse, and Maintaining Maritime Superiority, Commander Joel Holwitt, Ph.D., USN

2nd Prize: Suppose They Gave a War and the Merchant Marine Did Not Come?, Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D.

3rd Prize: America's Future Navy Should Learn from Interwar Submarine Development, Commander Joel Holwitt, Ph.D., USN

Rising Historian Essay Contest Winners

1st Prize: Fighting Along a Knife-Edge: The Falklands and Senkakus Wars, Lieutenant Commander Jeff Vandenengel, USN

2nd Prize: Tactical Incubators: Sailors and Their Systems, Lieutenant Commander Ryan P. Hilger, USN

3rd Prize: Incubate Innovation: The Development of Naval Aviation and the Interwar Period, Lieutenant Philip D. Mayer, JAGC, USN

Published: Tue Sep 03 15:55:25 EDT 2019