2021 CNO NAVAL HISTORY ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS:
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NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 335/20, 2021 CNO NAVAL HISTORY ESSAY CONTEST.
POC/Dr. Peter D. Haynes, Captain, U.S. Navy (Ret.)//LOC: WASHINGTON,
RMKS/1. The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) announces the winners of the
2021 CNO Naval History Essay Contest.
2. CNO Gilday announced the annual CNO Essay Contest in reference (a).
a. Due to the exceptional quality of the essays, judging was
Entrants submitted 78 essays: 13 in the Professional Historian category and
65 in the Rising Historian category.
b. Congratulations to the winners and BZ to all the entrants as the
overall quality of essays and creativity displayed in the contest this year
3. Winners of the 2021 CNO Naval History Essay Contest
a. Professional Historian Category:
(1) First Prize: Dr. Corbin Williamson for his essay Training for
Great Power Competition: The 1947 Japan Exercises.
(2) Second Prize: Mr. Andrew Blackley for his essay Towards a New
Navalism for the Twenty-first Century.
b. Rising Historian Category:
(1) First Prize: LCDR Jeff Vandenengel, USN, for his essay
Where to Point the Periscope.
(2) Second Prize: LTJG Joseph Sims, USN, for his essay Lessons from
the 600-Ship Navy.
(3) Third Prize: LT Jack Tribolet, USN, for his essay The Reckoning
of Reform: Realigning the U.S. Navy for Near-Peer Conflict in the 21st
4. The winning authors will receive:
a. Invitational Travel Orders to the 2021 CNO Naval History Essay
Contest Awards Luncheon on 23 September 2021 as part of the McMullen Naval
History Symposium at the U.S. Naval Academy.
b. Cash prizes (courtesy of the U.S. Naval Institute).
(1) First Prize - $5,000 (both categories);
(2) Second Prize - $2,500 (both categories);
(3) Third Prize - $1,500 (Rising Category only).
c. Publication of the essays in the Naval Institutes Naval History or
Proceedings magazines (print and/or online).
d. Copper sheathing from USS CONSTITUTION (provided by NHHC).
e. Recognition on NHHC website.
f. A one-year Naval Institute membership and a one-year subscription to
Naval History magazine (courtesy of the Naval Institute).
5. Many thanks to the professional efforts of the U.S. Naval Institute,
U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Naval War College (NWC), Naval Postgraduate School
(NPS), NHHC, and all judges:
a. Professional Historian Category
(1) Dr. Randy Papadopoulos, OPNAV N72
(2) Dr. David Kohnen, NWC
(3) Dr. Dan Moran, NPS
(4) CDR BJ Armstrong, Ph.D., USNA
(5) Dr. Scott Mobley, USNI (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
(6) Dr. Peter Haynes, NHHC
b. Rising Historian Category
(1) Mr. Neil Hogg, SES, OPNAV N8B
(2) Dr. J. Ross Dancy, NWC
(3) CAPT Jeff Kline, USN (Ret.), NPS
(4) Dr. Marcus Jones, USNA
(5) Dr. Kathleen Williams, USNI (Cogswell Polytechnical College and
City University of New York)
(6) Dr. Tim Francis, NHHC
7. For questions, please contact Dr. Peter D. Haynes, NHHC:
8. Released by Mr. Andrew S. Haeuptle, Director, Navy Staff.//