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2019 Schriever essay contest winners announced

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  • By Meaghan Dorroh
  • U.S. Space Force Public Affairs
The 2019 General Bernard A. Schriever Memorial Essay Contest, sponsored by the Lance P. Sijan Chapter of the Air Force Association and U.S. Space Force, recently announced its 2019 winners.
The essay competition aims to stimulate thought, discussion and debate on matters relating how the Space Force and Air Force provide space capabilities for the joint force and the nation.
Five submissions were recognized among the 15 submitted essays regarding the prompt: ‘How can Air Force Space Command [now USSF] learn from and apply the lessons of strategy, doctrine and tactics from operations in other domains such as air, land, sea and cyber?’
“Through this competition, we are encouraging innovation and outside-the-box thinking from the newest member of the United States Space Force to the most senior ranking officer or civilian,” said Maj. Gen. Stephen Whiting, U.S. Space Force deputy commander. “I’m constantly impressed by the depth of knowledge and forward-leaning thinking that come from our total force.”
Participants submitted entries in two categories in October. The open division was available to all then-Air Force military and civilian personnel, including Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard members. The Airman division was open to E-1 through E-6 personnel.
2019 winners include:
Open Division
First Place Essay – “On Implementing a Space Warfare Construct: A treatise on applied frameworks from other domains”
Author – Lt. Col. Brandon Davenport, 2nd Space Warning Squadron commander, 460th Space Wing
Runner-up Essay – “A Culture of Military Spacepower”
Author – Maj. Kenneth Grosselin, Air Force Fellow (Georgetown University), USSF Operations and Communications Directorate
Honorable Mention Essay – “Addressing Counterspace Doctrine through Naval Composite Warfare”
Author – Maj. Matthew Beck, USSF Operations and Communications Directorate
Airman/NCO Division
First Place Essay – “The Challenges of Space Superiority
Author – Airman 1st Class Quinton Burgess, 2nd Space Warning Squadron, 460th Space Wing
Runner-up Essay – “Lessons From the Space Domain
Author – Staff Sgt. Alexis Cornn, 21st Operations Group, 21st Space Wing  
A ceremony will be held at Peterson AFB in February to recognize the winners, who will receive plaques and cash prizes.
Air University will publish the Open Division first place, runner-up and honorable mention essays in the Air and Space Power Journal.

Prior Gen. Bernard A. Schriever Memorial Essay Contest winning essays are available here:

Additional contest information is available here:

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