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Bradley L. Coleman
John A. Adams Center
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Virginia Military Institute
541 Scott Shipp Hall
Lexington, VA  24450

Adams Center Essay Contest Winners, 2004-2005

Essay Contest Papers Top Level

Sponsored by the John A. Adams ’71 Center for Military History and Strategic Analysis

First prize:$2000

“Decentralization and Democracy in the U.S. Zone of Occupied Germany after World War II”. LT COL Walter M. Hudson, U.S. Army, Leavenworth, KS . (LTCOL Hudson is a PhD candidate at Kansas State University)

Second prize:$1000

“The SAC Mentality: The Development of Organizational Culture within Strategic Air Command, 1948-51”. LTCOL Melvin G. Deaile, III, U.S. Air Force, Hillsborough, NC. (LTCOL Deaile is a PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill)

Third prize:$500

“A Comparative Study of Military Spending in the Soviet Union under Nikita Khrushchev and in the United States under Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953-1961”. Mr. Joshua Andy, Washington, PA. (Mr. Andy is a MA/PhD student at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham, UK)

Honorable mentions (in alphabetical order)