2022 Award winning papers from MCU Graduates!
MCUF sponsors a number of awards at the Marine Corps University. Four of the awards were for papers written, and MCUF would like to share the award winning papers!
The Expeditionary Warfare School Mutter Marines Command and Control Writing Award
The Mutter Marines Command and Control Writing award, sponsored by LtGen Carol and Col Jim Mutter, USMC(Ret) recognizes an EWS student whose Argumentative Research paper, focused on the subject of Command and Control, best demonstrates the graduate’s ability to conduct and articulate credible research on issues affecting the Marine Corps or other militaries. This year, the Mutter Marines Command and Control Writing Award panel selected a paper written by Captain Olaolu N. Ogunyemi, USMC, titled “Adapt or Perish: A Call to Revise the Marine Corps’ Command, Control, Communications, and Computer (C4) Architecture.”
Colonel Franklin Brooke Nihart Award
The Colonel Franklin Brooke Nihart Award recognizes a Command and Staff College (CSC) student who writes the best Master of Military Studies thesis paper as judged by a CSC Awards Committee on depth of scholarship, clarity of presentation, originality of interpretation, and applicability to the warfighter. The Marine Corps University Foundation funds the Colonel Franklin Brooke Nihart Award through the generous donations from the late Colonel Franklin Brooke Nihart, USMC (Ret) and his wife, Mary Helen Nihart, in order to support advanced professional military education. The 2022 recipient of the Colonel Franklin Brooke Nihart Award is Major Kevin J. Fitzsimmons, USMC for the paper, “Decreasing the Vulnerability Gap: Improving Decision Making Training in the Marine Corps”.
Colonel Arthur Corbett, USMC (Ret) Writing Award
The Colonel Arthur Corbett, USMC (Ret) Writing Award recognizes a student paper that best exemplifies the unique combination of informed operational perspective as a point of departure to act on innovative and creative recommendations for future force design and capabilities. This year’s winner is Major Travis K. Chamberlin, USMC, of CSC for the paper “EABO Center of Excellence: Shepherding Emerging Concepts Through 2030 and Beyond”.
Streusand-Cooper Writing Award
The Streusand-Cooper Writing Award recognizes a Command and Staff College student who writes the best paper on information operations or information as an instrument of national power. The Marine Corps University Foundation funds the Streusand-Cooper Writing Award through the generous donation of Dr. Douglas E. Streusand in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Alan L. Streusand and Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs. Francis L. (Gus) Cooper. The 2022 Streusand-Cooper Writing Award recipient is Major Isaac Shults, USMC for his paper “Information Warfare in the Digital Age – Propaganda, Cyberattacks and the Protection of Democratic Institutions”.
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