Military Review English Edition March-April 2016 - Page 3

Reminder: The 2016 General William E. DePuy Special Topics Writing Competition This year’s theme is Educating the Force: What is the right balance between training and education? 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? • • • • • • • Contest Closes 11 July 2016 1st Place $1,000 and publication in Military Review 2nd Place $750 and consideration for publication in Military Review 3rd Place $500 and consideration for publication in Military Review For information on how to submit an entry, go to http://militaryreview.army.mil Soldiers helocast into Lake of the Ozarks during the Army Sapper Leaders Course 2 November 2009 at Osage Beach, Missouri. (Photo courtesy of the Fort Hood PAO) MILITARY REVIEW  January-February 2016 1