National Guard Educational Foundation
Call for Papers Competition
In memory of Brig. Gen. William W. Spruance
Throughout its 64 year history, the Air National Guard has repeatedly proven a more cost effective force than the Active Component for both strategic and tactical air missions executed by the United States. The National Guard Educational Foundation sought paper submissions examining various historical and current aspects of those missions flown by the Air National Guard. Papers focused on ANG Weapons System procurement, historic and current mission demand (Air Defense/Air Sovereignty Alert, Close Air Support, Strategic and Tactical Airlift, Aerial Refueling) and Personnel Management, all of which are critical elements of the Guard.
Papers submitted for the forum were evaluated by a distinguished panel of judges.
The winning paper is co-authored by Lt. Col Mark W. Valentine and Maj. Sean F. Conroy.
See winning paper below along with the other finalists.
Achieving a Cost Effective DoD Balance: Concurrent and Proportional Recapitalization of ANG Resources
By Lt. Col Mark W. Valentine and Maj. Sean F. Conroy
Doing the Right Thing Right: The Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center
By Col. Tim Cathcart
Accessibility: Improving the Mobilization Framework in Order to Leverage Availability of the ANG
By Maj. Sean Conroy
The Earl T. Ricks Memorial Trophy: A Forgotten Jet Age Championship
By Retired Brig. Gen. Kennard R. Wiggins Jr.