Essay Contest

2017 Naval Mine Warfare Essay Contest Winners

The Challenge: Address the strategic, operational, and tactical demands for 21st-Century Navy mine warfare–mine countermeasures, mining–technologies, systems and platforms, explosive ordnance disposal. Examine the promise of autonomous and unmanned vehicles. Consider the difficulties of delivering capable and affordable solutions to the fleet. 2017 WINNERS: First Prize: $1,500 Scott Savitz, Ph.D. “The Samson Approach to Mine Read More

2015 Naval Mine Warfare Essay Winners

First Prize: $1,000.00 “Flash Mob in the Shipping Lane!” By Commander Timothy McGeehan, USN and Commander Douglas Wahl, (USN ret) Read Essay HERE. Second Prize: $500.00 “Small Ships, Big Thinking By Commander John A. Craig, United Kingdom Royal Navy Third Prize:  $250.00 “Risk-Based MCM Planning: A Discussion on the Art and Science of MCM” By Lieutenant Andrew M. Read More