DePuy Writing Competition Winners!

Download the PDF depuy


2021 General William E. DePuy

Special Topics Writing Competition

This year’s theme was “Contiguous and noncontiguous operations: pivoting to U.S. Indo-Pacific Command—the Army’s role in protecting interests against adversaries who can contest the U.S. joint force in all domains.”


1st Place

"The Theater Army and the Consequence of Landpower for the Indo-Pacific"

Maj. Tim Devine, U.S. Army


2nd Place

"Support the Fight!"

1st Lt. Joshua Ratta, U.S. Army


3rd Place

"Decentralized Deterrence"

Mr. Frank Hoffman


Honorable Mention

"Concerted Alliance Building: The Solution to Ensuring ‘A Free and Open Indo-Pacific’ in a Multi-Polar World"

2nd Lt. Jose Aguilar, U.S. Army



For information on how to submit an entry, please visit



November-December 2021