Minds Writing Program
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MINDS Writing Program

The Minuteman Institute for National Defense Studies writing program provides an opportunity for authors to publish their work on critical issues of the day.  MINDS publishes many of the papers submitted each year.  To recognize and honor work that represents the very best ideas on the most critical issues $1,000.00 awards are given to the authors of up to three papers annually.  Winning authors may be invited to present and defend their work at the annual NGAUS Conference.

The MINDS Writing Program is managed by the Board of Directors.  For information on submitting a paper please go to the Writing Program Submission Policy.

Opinions expressed in these papers are strictly the personal opinions of the authors and not reflective of positions or initiatives of MINDS, any agency or office of any Service, or the Department of Defense. These papers may be reproduced and distributed freely and without permission of the authors, however credit must be given to the author when any paper is quoted or reproduced.

 

MINDS Writing Program Papers

Winner – 2004

The Abrams Doctrine: Has It Been Abused in the Gloabl War on Terror?, Colonel George A. Brinegar

Winner – 2004

Transforming the Cold War Mobilization Mindset, Neil Loidolt

Winner – 2004

Equipment Modernization of the Army National Guard: Can the Army Afford It?, LTC Jerry W. Winberry Jr.

Winner – 2003

Transforming The Army Guard: Minuteman Combat Brigades, MG (R) Gerald T. Sajer

Winner – 2002

Call Out the National Guard! The Historic Basis and Future Options for Employing America’s Unique State/Federal Military Force, Major Robert A. Preiss

Winner – 2002

Homeland Security: A Strategy for the States, MG (R) Gerald T. Sajer

Winner – 2002

Should Army National Guard Force Structure be Based on the Federal Warfight Mission or the Emerging Home Land Security Mission?, COL Thomas Schuurmans

Winner – 2001

The Realization of Inhumanity, Michael R. Evans

Winner – 2000

The Army National Guard: An Agenda for the 21 st Century, MG (R) Gerald T. Sajer

Winner – 2000

Blurred Strategy and the Destruction of the Citizen-Soldier, LTC Joel Cusker

Winner – 2000

Taking Center Stage, Major Gregory A. Pickell

Honorable Mention

Homeland Security: Roles and Responsibilities of the Army National Guard, LTC Daniel Jansen

Honorable Mention

Past as Prologue: The Guard, Desert Storm, and War on Terrorism, Major Gregory A. Pickell

Honorable Mention

Religious Diversity in the Armed Forces: A Growing Equal Opportunity Challenge, Major Robert A. Preiss

Honorable Mention

Total Force and Reserve Integration, LCDR Thomas Simpson

Honorable Mention

State Defense Forces, an Untapped Homeland Defense Asset, LTC Brent C. Bankus