February 2024:
Coordinators provide names of judges to NDU Press.

April 2024:
Deadline for schools to submit nominated papers to NDU Press (POC: Jeff Smotherman,

May 2024:
Judges report first-round scores to NDU Press.

May 2024:
Judges attend final-round conference at NDU.


For further information, please contact:

Jeff Smotherman
Managing Editor

2018 Judges

Air Command and Staff College (2)
Dr. Trevor Albertson
Dr. Kenneth Johnson

Air University eSchool of Graduate PME (1)
Dr. Ryan Wadle

Air War College (2)
Dr. Brian McNeil
Dr. Margaret Sankey

Command and General Staff College (2)
Dr. Robert F. Baumann

College of Information and Cyberspace (2)
Dr. Jim Chen
Dr. Carl "CJ" Horn

College of International Security Affairs (2)
Ms. Bonnie Calabria
Dr. Kathryn Fisher

Eisenhower School (2)
Dr. Benjamin (Frank) Cooling
Dr. Sorin Lungu

Joint Forces Staff College (1)/Joint Advanced Warfighting School (1)
Captain Bill Marlowe, USN (Ret.)
Mr. Jeff Turner

Marine Corps Command and Staff College  (2)
Mr. Ray Damm
Dr. Richard L. Dinardo

Marine Corps War College (2)
Dr. Rebecca Johnson
Mr. Jay Hatton

Marine Corps School of Advanced Warfighting (1)
Dr. Wray Johnson

National War College (2)
Dr. Stephen J. Mariano
Mr. Robert "Jaimie" Orr

School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (1)
Dr. James D. Kiras

U.S. Army War College (2)
Dr. Antulia (Tony) Echevarria
Dr. Larry D. Miller

U.S. Naval War College (Junior [2], Senior [2], Post-Graduate [1]) 
Dr. Charles C. Chadbourn III
Dr. Kristin Mulready-Stone
Dr. Nicholas Sarantakes 
Dr. Naunihal Singh
Commander Jeffrey Stebbins, USN