2016 DePuy writing competition opens



2016 DePuy writing competition opens

The Combined Arms Center has announced the 2016 General William E. DePuy Writing Competition. This year’s theme is “Educating the Force: What is the Right Balance between Training and Education?” The contest closes July 11, 2016.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Do soldiers really need higher education? If so, to what level?
  • Are the Army’s professional military education (PME) programs teaching the right objectives; and, if so, are graduates applying them? How should the Army ensure PME reflects the force’s needs?
  • How should the Army measure the effects of PME on the conduct of Army operations? What metrics should it use?
  • How should the Army measure the effects of Army education on soldiers’ careers?
  • How well is the Army taking advantage of any educational opportunities it provides soldiers?
  • How well are the civilian study programs the Army pays for benefitting the force or the careers of soldiers? What fields of study does the Army need most?
  • How should the Army change the way it uses the expertise soldiers gain through civilian study?

First, second, and third place winners will be announced at a later date.

For more information on the DePuy writing competition, please follow the link below.
2016 General William E. DePuy Writing Competition, Combined Arms Center

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