Writing Awards

2016 – Surface Navy Association Literary Award for Best Professional Article addressing surface navy issues for the article, “A Potent One-Two Punch.”

2016 – Navy League of Australia’s Annual Essay Competition, Award Winner for the article, “Dealing With Two Superpowers: Australia Must Understand What China and the United States Want.”

2016 – Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific Distinguished Publications Award for Non-Technical Conference Proceedings for the conference paper, “Rite Acquisition for Navy C2” (with Amanda George and Michael Morris).

2016 – Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific Distinguished Publications Award for Non-Technical Conference Proceedings for the conference paper, “How to Populate the DoD App Store with Navy Software Products” (with Amanda George and Michael Morris).

2016 – Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific Publications Award for  Non-Technical Conference Proceedings for the paper, “Optimizing the Human Element in the Age of Autonomy” (with Vladimir Djapic, Jennifer Pels, Olida Rodas, and Rachel Volner).

2016 – Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific Publications Award for for Non-Technical Conference Proceedings for the paper, “The Undersea Constellation: The Leading Edge of the Joint Information Environment,” (with LorRaine Duffy, Stephanie Hszieh and Rachel Volner).

2016 – Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific Publications Award for Non-Technical Conference Proceedings for the paper “Is there a Future for Military Autonomous Systems?”

2015 – Navy League of Australia’s Annual Essay Competition, First Place Award Winner for the Professional Category for the article, “Defending Our Neighborhood: Can We Guard Australia’s Maritime Frontier.”

2015 – Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific Distinguished Publications Award for Non-Technical Conference Proceedings for the conference paper, “DoD Application Store: Enabling C2 Agility” (with Amanda George, Michael Morris, and Matthew O’Neil).

2015 – Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific Distinguished Publications Award for Non-Technical Conference Proceedings for the conference paper, “Unmanned Aerial Systems: The Maritime Domain Awareness Imperative” (with Bryan Tollefson and Rachel Volner).

2015 – Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific Publications Award for the Non-Technical Documents Category for the Naval Engineers Journal article, “Heterogeneous Autonomous Mobile Maritime Expeditionary Robots: Maritime Information Dominance” (with Vladimir Djapic).

2014 – Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific Publication of the Year Award for Non-Technical Conference Proceedings for the conference paper, “Widgets and App Store Enable Agile C2 Quickly and Efficiently” (with Amanda George, Stephanie Hszieh, Mike Morris and Chris Raney).

2014 – Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific Distinguished Publications Award for the conference paper, “Fourth Generation Undersea Warfare: Getting C2 for Undersea Connectivity Right” (with LorRaine Duffy, Amanda George, Eric Hendricks, Stephanie Hszieh and Miguel San Pedro)

2014 – Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific Publications Award for the RUSI Journal article, “Getting the Most Out of Our Innovation Training and Simulation for the Future Force” (with Amanda George)

2014 – Navy League of Australia’s Annual Essay Competition Second Place Award Winner for the Professional Category for the article, “The U.S. Pivot to the Pacific: Is It Real or Is It Memorex?”

2013 – Military Writers Society of America 2013 Silver Medal Award Winner for Thriller/Mystery for Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor.

2013 – Military Writers Society of America 2013 Awards Finalist for History for The Kissing Sailor.

2013 – Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific Publications Award for contributions to open literature for the article, “Any Sensor, Any Shooter: Toward an Aegis BMD Global Enterprise,” Joint Forces Quarterly, October 2012 (with John Morton).

2013 – Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific Publications Award for contributions to conference proceedings for the paper “We Have an App for That: U.S. Military Use of Widgets and Apps to Increase C2 Agility,” in Proceedings of the 17th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, (with Angela Bowers, Amanda George, Stephanie Hszieh, Mike Morris, and Chris Raney).

2013 – Surface Navy Association Literary Award for Best Professional Article addressing surface navy issues for the article, “The Aegis BMD Global Enterprise,” Naval War College Review, Summer 2012 (with Brad Hicks and Scott Truver).

2012 – Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific Distinguished Publications Award for contributions to open literature for the article, “The Tipping Point and the Future U.S. Navy Fleet,” Year in Defense: Naval Edition, April 2011.

2012 – Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific Publications Award for contributions to open literature for the article, “Harmonizing Naval C4ISR Suites: The Path Forward in the Face of Budget Stresses,” RUSI Defence Systems, Spring 2011 (with Jose Carreno, Stephanie Hszieh and Andrew Sutherland).

2012 – Naval Helicopter Historical Association Mark Starr Pioneer Literary Award for contributions to the Naval Helicopter Association, the Naval Helicopter Historical Association and to naval helicopter history.

2011 – Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific Publications Award for contributions to open literature (with Jose Carreno, Stephanie Hszieh and Andrew Sutherland).

2011 – Navy League of Australia’s Annual Essay Competition First Place Award Winner for Professional Category for the article, “Australia and AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defence: Preparing for the Indo-Pacific Century,” (with Ed Feege).

2011 – Surface Navy Association Literary Award for Best Professional Article addressing surface navy issues for the article, “From Minimal to Optimal” (with Scott Truver).

2010 – The Hook Magazine Contributor of the Year.

2010 – Navy League of Australia’s Annual Essay Competition Award Winner for Professional Category for the article “Australia’s Key Role in the Global Maritime Partnership: Challenges and Opportunities” (with Stephanie Hszieh and Darren Sutton).

2010 – Surface Navy Association Literary Award for Best Professional Article addressing surface navy issues for the article, “The Zumwalt-Class Destroyer: A Technology Bridge Shaping the Navy after Next” (with Scott Truver).

2010 – Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific Publication Award for contributions to technical literature (with Mary Chrysler, Stephanie Hszieh, and Paul Shigley).

2009 – Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific Publication Award for contributions to conference proceedings (with Stephanie Hszieh).

2003 – Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center San Diego Publication Award for contributions to open literature (with Glenn Osga).

2002 – Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center San Diego Publication Award for contributions to conference proceedings (with Tom Kaye).

1999 – Navy League of the United States – Runner up for Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement (runner up to Edward Beach).

1993 – Navy League of the United States – Winner of the Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement.

1992 – U.S. Naval Institute – First Honorable Winner in Arleigh Burke Essay Contest in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings.

1991 – U.S. Naval Institute – First Honorable Winner in International Navies Essay Contest in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings.

1989 – Naval Helicopter Association – Award for Best Article on Career Planning and management in Rotor Review.

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