FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — Lt. Gen. Michael Lundy, Commander of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth and Commandant of the Command and General Staff College, recognized 33 faculty members with 43 writing awards for their published scholarly works during a ceremony at the Lewis and Clark Center, April 2.
Congratulating the award recipients, Brig. Gen. Scott Efflandt, provost of the Army University and deputy commandant of CGSC, said their efforts “demonstrated three areas we want our students emulate — technical competence, critical thinking, and the ability to communicate.” Professional writing is the “benchmark of the health of our profession,” he said.
The Golden Pen Awards recognize faculty members for professional writing. The program is run by volunteers from the CGSC faculty who staff three committees that recognize authors in three categories. The Gold Pen is awarded for books or book length works. Silver is awarded for a chapter of a book, a journal article, or a stand-alone monograph that is not part of a degree program. The Bronze Pen is given for a short article, undocumented article, encyclopedia article, book review, op-ed piece or letter to the editor, or a body of work consisting of no more than five publications.
Dr. John Kuehn and Dr. Sean N. Kalic, both of the Department of Military History, received recognition in all three categories at this event. Four other faculty members received awards in two categories.
The list of awardees follows.
Gold Pen Award (Books)
Dr. Mahir J. Ibrahimov, Culture, Regional Expertise, and Language Management Office, Editor, Cultural Perspectives, Geopolitics & Energy Security of Eurasia: Is the Next Global Conflict Imminent? Army University Press, 2017
Dr. John T. Kuehn, Department of Military History (DMH), America’s First General Staff: A Short History of the Rise and Fall of the General Board of the U.S. Navy, 1900-1950, Naval Institute Press, 2017. (6th Award)
Dr. Sean N. Kalic, and Dr. Gates M. Brown, DMH, (co-editors), Russian Revolution of 1917: The Essential Reference Guide, ABC-CLIO, 2017. (Kalic – 3rd Award)
Silver Pen Awards (Articles)
Dr. David A. Anderson, Department of Joint, Interagency and Multinational Operations (DJIMO), “The Role of Foreign Direct Investment in Promoting Stability and Economic Development in Africa in a Fiscally Constrained Environment”, a chapter in Through the Joint, Interagency, and Multinational Lens, Vol. III, to be published by Army University Press, 2018. (23th Award)
Dr. Joseph G. Babb, DMH, “The Foundations of Sino-American Military-to-Military Relations II: The Korean War to the Crisis in the South China Sea (1950-2016)”, a chapter in Through the Joint, Interagency, and Multinational Lens, Vol. II, Army University Press, 2017. (2nd Award)
Dr. Thomas G. Bradbeer, Department of Command and Leadership (DCL), “Transitional Leadership: General Matthew B. Ridgway”, a chapter in The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell, Second Edition, University of Kentucky Press, 2017. (6th Award)
Dr. David T. Culkin, Department of Distance Education (DDE), “Military Design Insights for Online Education Program Evaluation: A Revised Theoretical Construct”, American Journal of Distance Education, Volume 31, 2017. (4th Award)
Dr. Robert T. Davis, II, SAMS, “NATO, Western Europe, and the Eisenhower Administration”, a chapter in A Companion to Dwight D. Eisenhower, Wiley-Blackwell, 2017.
Chaplain (Major) Joshua J. Gilliam, Command and General Staff School, “The Ethics of ISIS: Takfir in Surah 9”, Ethics Symposium Reader, CGSC Foundation Press, 2017.
Dr. Thomas E. Hanson, DMH, “Mission Command In Extremis: Lieutenant General Walton Walker’s ‘Stand or Die’ Order”, a chapter in Essential to Success: Historical Case Studies in the Art of Command at Echelons Above Brigade, Army University Press, 2017. (3rd Award)
Janetta L. Harris, Command and General Staff School (CGSS) and Bobbie J. Murray, Dean of Academics Office (DoA) (Co-Authors), “Educational Grit and Psychological Trauma”, Developments in Business Simulation and Experimental Learning, Volume 44, 2017. (both – 2nd Award)
Dr. Mahir J. Ibrahimov, CRELMO, “Russian and U.S. Policy in the Near Abroad, 1985 — 1996: Through the Lens of the First U.S. Army Culture and Language Advisor”, a chapter in Cultural Perspectives, Geopolitics & Energy Security of Eurasia: Is the Next Global Conflict Imminent?, Army University Press, March 2017.
Dr. Sean N. Kalic, DMH, “Budapest 1944-1945”, a chapter in Forgotten Decisive Battles, Army University Press 2017. (7th Award)
Dr. William H. Kautt, DMH, “Ambushes in the War of Independence”, a chapter in Atlas of the Irish Revolution, Cork University Press, 2017. (3rd Award)
Dr. John T. Kuehn, “Intercontinental Warfare: The Not-So-New American Way of War”, U.S. Military History Review, December 2016. (8th Award)
Lee O. Lacy, DDE, “Grand Plan: Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Birth of the Interstate Highway System”, to be published in Army Sustainment Magazine, Spring 2018. (4th Award)
Lt. Col. Trent J. Lythgoe, DTAC, “An Army Overseas”, to be published in Military Review, Spring 2018.
Kailah M. Murry, DDE, “The Commanders Dilemma: Using Ethical Denial and Deception”, Ethics Symposium Reader, CGSC Foundation Press, 2017.
Scott A. Porter, DCL, “Considerations for Planning Humanitarian Operations in Hybrid Warfare”, Small Wars Journal, May 2017. (4th Award)
Robert J. Rielly and Dr. Ted A. Thomas, DCL, (Co-Authors), “What were you thinking? Biases and Rational Decision Making”, Interagency Journal, Volume 8, Issue 3, 2017. (Thomas — 9th Award)
Dr. Dale F. Spurlin, DTAC, “The Problem Statement — What’s the Problem?”, Small Wars Journal, August 2017. (2nd Award)
Dr. Bruce E. Stanley, SAMS, “To Conquer a Peace: Operational Design in the Mexico City Campaign, 1847-1848”, Small Wars Journal, July 2017. (2nd Award)
Lt. Col. Michael D. Vick, DTAC, “Refocusing Counterinsurgency (COIN) Centric Fire Support”, Center for Army Lessons Learned, News from the Front, September 2017.
Bronze Pen Awards (Book Review, Letters to the Editor, Op ed, Body of Work, etc.)
Dr. David A. Anderson, DJIMO, for his body of work featuring three book reviews in Military Review. (20th Award)
Maj. Aaron M. Cornett, DLRO, for his article on developing a sustainment COP with pictures in Army Sustainment.
Dr. O. Shawn Cupp, DLRO, for his article “Mortuary Logistic Challenges of Mass Fatality Incidents” published in Domestic Preparedness Journal. (3rd Award)
Chaplain (Major) Joshua J. Gilliam, DCL, for his body of work featuring three book reviews in Military Review and Marine Corps Gazette.
Edward D. Jennings, DTAC, for his body of work featuring two book reviews in Military Review. (4th Award)
Dr. Sean N. Kalic, DMH, for his body of work featuring two book reviews in the H-Diplo Roundtable Review and History: Review of New Books. (3rd Award)
Dr. John T. Kuehn, DMH, for his body of work featuring three book reviews and in Military Review, The Naval Institute Press History Review of Books, and The Mariner’s Mirror, Vol 103, Issue 1; and an editorial in the refereed United States Naval Institute blog. (12th Award)
Dr. Harold A. Laurence, IV, FSD, for his body of work featuring two book reviews in the Military Review. (6th Award)
Eric J. McGraw, DDE, for his body of work featuring two book reviews in Military Review. (2nd Award)
Jesse McIntyre III, DDE, for his body of work featuring five book reviews in Military Review. (4th Award)
Robert J. Rielly, DCL, for his body of work featuring three book reviews in Military Review. (10th Award)
Dr. Bruce E. Stanley, SAMS, for his co-authored article on a smarter pragmatic foreign policy strategy towards North Korea in The Strategy Bridge. (2nd Award)
Ronald T. Staver, DDE, for his body of work featuring two book reviews in Military Review. (2nd Award)
Dr. Ted A. Thomas, and Robert L. Salvatorelli, DCL, for their article on toxic followership in The Journal of Leadership Studies, 2017 Volume 10, Number 3. (Thomas — 2nd Award)
Sgt. 1st Class Lindsay N. Tramel, CGSS, for her body of work featuring a book review in Military Review and an article in Army University’s newsletter, “The Chalkboard”.
Dr. Thomas E. Ward, II, DLRO, for his body of work featuring two book reviews in Military Review. (3rd Award)