Announcing the 2019 General William E. DePuy
Special Topics Writing Competition

 

The theme of the 2019 General William E. DePuy
Special Topics Writing Competition is:

    What role do unofficial transnational and criminal organizations play in the global adversarial competition among nations occurring today? How specifically do China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, or other specifically named adversary employ unofficial transnational or criminal organizations in its strategic efforts to undermine the United States or its allies?

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How do I enter?

  • Submit an unclassified, original research paper examining any aspect—broad or specific—of this theme. Papers should be approx. 3,000 words in length, not counting endnotes.
  • Previously published papers, or papers pending consideration elsewhere for publication, are ineligible.
  • Papers submitted to other competitions still pending announced decisions are also ineligible. (As an exception to this rule, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College students submitting papers to the General Douglas MacArthur Military Leadership Writing Competition may submit the same paper to the DePuy Competition. Thus, it is possible to recognize a single paper for both competitions).
  • Contestants are expected to conduct in-depth research to support their papers to include consulting current doctrine, proponent organizations, and subject matter experts. However, unpublished original research based on primary as opposed to secondary source material is preferred.

What do winning writers receive?

First Place Second Place Third Place
Award of $1,000 Award of $750 Award of $500
Certificate of recognition Certificate of recognition Certificate of recognition
Publication as a featured essay in Military Review, the professional journal of the United States Army. Special consideration for publication in Military Review. Special consideration for publication in Military Review.
Not all prizes will necessarily be awarded; only superior quality products will warrant award.

How do I submit a paper?

  • Complete an enrollment form (see enclosure 2) and submit it together with the proposed manuscript via email or in hard copy with a CD to Military Review by Monday, 16 July 2018. Email: usarmy.leavenworth.tradoc.mbx.military-review-public-em@mail.mil Mail: Military Review, 290 Stimson, Unit 2, Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027.
  • The essay will use endnote citations and not bibliographic references. Essays will not use the automatic endnote citation feature of software. Instead, endnotes will be hand typed in numerical order as referenced in the essay and listed at the end of the submitted document.

How will the papers be evaluated and judged?

If you have questions contact:

Managing editor of Military Review, at (913) 684-9339 or DSN 552-9339; or via email usarmy.leavenworth.tradoc.mbx.military-review-public-em@mail.mil.