• CGSC?presents faculty writing awards

  • The Command and General Staff College’s Golden Pen Award program recognizes personnel assigned to the college for their literary achievements.

    The awards were presented Dec. 13 in Eisenhower Auditorium in the Lewis and Clark Center by acting CGSC Deputy Commandant Col. Michael J. Johnson.

    The Golden Pen program recognizes that publication is an important aspect of lifelong leader learning. The awards recognize the personal effort involved in research and a desire to collaborate and share new ideas and perspectives.


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  • The Command and General Staff College’s Golden Pen Award program recognizes personnel assigned to the college for their literary achievements.
    The awards were presented Dec. 13 in Eisenhower Auditorium in the Lewis and Clark Center by acting CGSC Deputy Commandant Col. Michael J. Johnson.
    The Golden Pen program recognizes that publication is an important aspect of lifelong leader learning. The awards recognize the personal effort involved in research and a desire to collaborate and share new ideas and perspectives.
    There are three categories of winners: golden, silver and bronze.
    Golden Pen awards
    One Golden Pen and certificate were awarded for a published book or book-length article:
    Dr. Barry M. Stentiford, School of Advanced Military Studies, “Tuskegee Airman (Landmarks of the American Mosaic),” Greenwood Press, August 2011.
    Silver Pen awards
    The following personnel were awarded the Silver Pen and certificate for their significant articles in a major publication:
    Dr. David A. Anderson, Department of Joint, Interagency and Multinational Operations, “State Department/Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization: Inception, Challenges, and Impact on U.S. Reconstruction and Stabilization Capacity,” Col. Arthur D. Simons Center (Interagency Paper): No. 4, April 2011.
    Steven A. Boylan, Department of Command and Leadership, “The Military-Media Relationship: an Exercise in Strategic Patience,” Military Review, September-October 2011.
    Dr. Thomas A. Bruscino, SAMS, “The Rooseveltian Tradition: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and George W. Bush,” White House Studies, Vol. 10, Winter 2010.
    Mark T. Calhoun, SAMS, “Clausewitz and Jomini: Contrasting Intellectual Frameworks in Military Theory,” Army History, No. 80, Summer 2011.
    Dennis K. Clark, Department of Tactics, “The Decisive Point: White Bull’s Second Impetuous Charge,” The Brian C. Pohanka 25th Annual Symposium, Custer Battlefield Historical Association Inc., June 2012.
    Lt. Col. David T. Culkin, DJIMO, “Role of Information Management in Advancing Homeland Security,” InterAgency Journal, No. 11-03W, July 2011.
    Dr. O. Shawn Cupp and Brad G. Predmore, Department Of Logistics And Resource Operations, “Planning for the Next Influenza Pandemic: Using the Science and Art of Logistics,” American Journal of Disaster Medicine, Vol. 6 No. 4, July/August 2011.
    Dr. Richard S. Faulkner, Department of Military History, “A Georgian in the Argonne: Seeking Redemption on Corney Ridge,” The Georgia Historical Quarterly, Vol. XCV, No. 1, Spring 2011.
    Dr. Christopher R. Gabel, DMH, “A Matter of Age: Division Command in the U.S. Army of World War II,” Global War Studies, Vol. 8, No. 1, September 2011.
    Dr. Prisco R. Hernandez, Directorate of Graduate Degree Programs, “The Duels of Diego Garcia de Paredes: Motives, Rituals, and Fighting Techniques in Hand to Hand Combat at the End of the Middle Ages,” Journal of Military History, Madrid, Spain, Vol. 50, September 2011.
    Lt. Col. Eric A. Hollister, DLRO, “The Professional Military Ethic and Political Dissent: Has the Line Moved?” AUSA Land Warfare Papers No. 83, August 2011.
    Page 2 of 3 - Richard A. McConnell, DTAC; Lt. Col. Leonard L. Lira, DJIMO; Kenneth E. Long, DLRO; Dr. Mark T. Gerges, DMH; and Dr. Bill McCollum, DCL, “How We Think: Thinking Critically and Creatively and How Military Professionals Can Do it Better,” Small Wars Journal, September 2011.
    Eric F. McMillin, DJIMO, “An Out of the Box Proposal: Countering Active Shooter Attacks on DoD Installations,” The Guardian Antiterrorism Journal, Spring 2011.
    Dr. Jon B. Mikolashek and Dr. Sean N. Kalic, DMH, “Deciphering Shades of Gray: Understanding Counterinsurgency,” Small Wars Journal, May 2011.
    Dr. Nicholas A. Murray, DMH, “The Development of Fortifications,” The Encyclopedia of War, Gordon Martel, ed., November 2011.
    Lt. Col. Celestino Perez Jr., DJIMO, “A Practical Guide to Design: A Way to Think About It, and a Way to Do It,” Military Review, March-April 2011.
    Lt. Col. Brian S. Petit, DJIMO, “The Fight for the Village: Southern Afghanistan 2010,” Military Review, May-June 2011.
    David S. Pierson,     Department of Distance Education, “Bringing the Hurricane: The American Way of War,” Small Wars Journal, May 2011.
    Michael C. Sevcik, School for Command Preparation, “Moral Intuition and the Professional Military Ethic,” Small Wars Journal, March 2011.
    Dr. Nathan W. Toronto, SAMS, “Training Is Not Enough: Economic Modernization and Military Professionalism in Turkey,” St. Antony’s International Review, Vol. 7, No. 1, May 2011.
    Mark R. Wilcox, DJIMO, “Russia and the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe — A Paradigm Change?” The Journal of Slavic Military Studies, Vol. 24, No. 4, December 2011.
    Bronze Pen awards
    The following personnel were awarded the Bronze Pen and certificate for a significant book review, op-ed piece, or letter to the editor:
    Dr. David A. Anderson, DJIMO, for his body of work featuring three book reviews in Military Review and Strategic Studies Quarterly.
    Rick A. Baillergeon, DTAC, for a body of work consisting of five book reviews in On Point, Infantry and Armchair General.
    Dr. Richard V. Barbuto, DMH, for his body of work featuring five book reviews in the Journal of America’s Military Past, Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, and History: Review of New Books.
    Allan S. Boyce, DLRO, for his body of work consisting of three encyclopedia entries in America’s Heroes: Medal of Honor Recipients from the Civil War to Afghanistan and Ethnic and Racial Minorities in the U.S. Military: An Encyclopedia.
    Dr. John M. Curatola, DMH, for his body of work consisting of five encyclopedia entries in America’s Heroes: Medal of Honor Recipients from the Civil War to Afghanistan.
    Bernard F. Harris Jr., Command and General Staff School, for a body of work consisting of an encyclopedia entry in Ethnic and Racial Minorities in the U.S. Military: An Encyclopedia, and a letter to the editor of the Leavenworth Times.
    Page 3 of 3 - Dr. Prisco R. Hernandez, DGDP, for his body of work featuring two book reviews in Military Review.
    Maj. Richard H. Hetherington, DTAC, for a body of work consisting of two book reviews in Military Review.
    Dr. Jonathan M. House, DMH, for his body of work consisting of five book reviews in the Journal of Military History, History: Review of New Books, and Military Review.
    Edward D. Jennings, DTAC, for a body of work featuring four book reviews in Military Review.
    Dr. William H. Kautt, DMH, for his entry titled, “The Irish Revolution 1912-1923” in The Encyclopedia of War.
    Lt. Col. Scott W. Mueller, DTAC, for his two-part series titled, “Eating the KM Elephant at the Brigade and Battalion Level,” published in Connected: Army Operational Knowledge Management, Vol. III, Issues 3 and 4.
    Dr. Nicholas A. Murray, DMH, for his entry titled, “Bloch, Jean de (1836-1902)” in The Encyclopedia of War.
    Dr. Richard A. Olsen, DCL, for a body of work consisting of two articles in the Retired Military Police Officers Digest and Kansas Wildlife and Parks, and a letter to the editor of the Leavenworth Times.
    Robert J. Rielly, DCL, for his body of work consisting of three encyclopedia entries in America’s Heroes: Medal of Honor Recipients from the Civil War to Afghanistan and a book review in On Point.
    Dr. Christopher S. Stowe, DMH, for his body of work consisting of a book review in The Review of Politics and a letter to the editor of USA Today.
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