SECRETARY OF DEFENSE AND CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF STRATEGIC ESSAY COMPETITIONS

Are you a Professional Military Education (PME) student? Imagine your winning essay appearing in a future issue of Joint Force Quarterly and a chance to catch the ear of the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) or the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) on an important national security issue. Recognition by peers and monetary prizes await the winners.

Who's Eligible: Students at the PME colleges, schools, and other educational programs, including Service research fellows and international students.

What: Research and write an original, unclassified essay in one (or more) various categories.

When: Essays may be written during the 2016–2017 academic year. Colleges are responsible for running their own internal competitions to select nominees, and must meet these deadlines:

  • April 21, 2017: Colleges submit nominated essays to NDU Press for first-round judging
  • May 18-19, 2017: Final-round judging and selection of winners

NDU Press conducts the competitions with the generous support of the NDU Foundation.

For complete information and competition rules, see your college’s essay coordinator or go to:

Milestones

March 31, 2017:
Coordinators provide names of judges to NDU Press

April 21, 2017:
Deadline for schools to submit nominated papers to NDU Press

May 10, 2017:
Judges report first-round scores to NDU Press

May 18-19, 2017:
Judges attend final-round conference at NDU

Contact

For further information, please contact:
Dr. Bill Eliason 
Director, NDU Press
Editor in Chief, JFQ
202-685-6807
William.Eliason@ndu.edu