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ARMY COMBINED ARMS CENTER ANNOUNCES 2007 DEPUY SPECIAL TOPICS WRITING COMPETITION

The Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, is accepting papers for the General William E. DePuy special topics writing competition.  The theme of this year's competition is "Consolidating Victory:  Stability and Reconstruction Operations."

Anyone conducting research on issues related to stabilization, reconstruction, and nation building may submit papers for consideration.  The submission deadline is 1 April 2007.  All winning essays will be published in Military Review.

Contest details and a list of potential topics are available on the Internet at http://usacac.leavenworth.army.mil/CAC/milreview/.

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2007 JAMES LAWTON COLLINS, JR, SPECIAL TOPICS WRITING COMPETITION

The Army Center of Military History has announced the 2007 James Lawton Collins, Jr., Special Topics Writing Competition.  The Center invites Army officers in the rank of major or below, including warrant officers, to submit original, unclassified essays that describe the actions of a small Army unit or team no larger than a company engaged in the Global War on Terrorism.  The essay should focus on a discrete action, such as a single patrol, firefight, battle, convoy, air support mission, advisory team operation, medical mission, or engineer support action, but the effort discussed need not involve combat.  Papers should not exceed 5,000 words and may not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.  the first prize winner will be awarded $500, and the second prize winner will receive $250.  Submissions must be received by 1 April 2007.  Winning essays will be published in Army History.

Competition enrollment forms and further information are available on the internet at http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/2007Contest.