This year, the Naval Historical Foundation launched the Vice Admiral Robert F. Dunn NROTC History Essay Competition to select the best essays written for the “Introduction to Sea Power” course at units around the nation. The Naval Historical Foundation has a long record of recognizing naval history excellence from middle school students at National History Day through lifetime achievement awards for the leaders in the field. Vice Admiral Dunn, who had a distinguished 38-year career in naval aviation, served as President of the Foundation for 14 years and remains active on the Foundation’s Board.
With the support of the Naval Service Training Command, the NHF initiated yet another recognition program in late 2013 – the Vice Admiral Robert F. Dunn Awards in support of NROTC units across the country.
The $2,500 grand prizewinner of the Vice Admiral Dunn NROTC Essay Competition for 2014 is present this evening with the NROTC delegation from Boston University. The title of his essay was “The Merits of Corbettian Doctrine Pre-WWI.”
Three regional prizes of $500 were presented to Midshipman Diana Vought of the University of Idaho, Brad Bosserman of Texas A&M University, and Midshipman Grant Knox of the University of Minnesota.
For the 2014-2015 the monetary prize levels will be adjusted to a $1,000 Grand Prize and first and second place regional prizes of $500 and $250 to enable more midshipmen to receive awards.
For more information on the Vice Admiral Robert F. Dunn NROTC History, please go HERE.