The Voices of Maritime History Competition for the Superintendent’s Annual Leadership and Vision Award

Goal Promote the study and interpretation of the lessons of naval history to address today’s maritime challenges, combining scholarly review and oral presentations with the advancement of new perspectives and innovative thought leadership in public forums. About the Award Sponsored by Dr. J. Phillip London USNA ‘59, and administered by the Naval Historical Foundation (NHF),

2015 Beach Award Winners Chronicle Battle off Samar

Executive Director Captain Todd Creekman joined Ingrid Beach, wife of the late Captain Edward L. Beach, Jr., a naval historian, author, and long-time NHF board member, to present Midshipman Dana Petersen and Midshipman Philip Youngberg with the Captain Edward L. Beach, Jr. Naval History Award at the United States Naval Academy’s annual History Department Awards

BOOK REVIEW: The Recipient’s Son: A Novel of Honor

By Stephen Phillips, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, (2012). Reviewed by LTJG J. Scott Shaffer, USN Developing future naval officers morally, mentally, and physically is not an easy task.  Midshipmen come from all fifty states with various backgrounds, beliefs, and personalities.  By the time they take their oath, they must be ready to lead.  Stephen

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2013 McMullen Naval History Symposium Preview

The 2013 McMullen Naval History Symposium, hosted by the History Department of the United States Naval Academy, will be held 19-20 September 2013. For program updates, the list of panelists, registration, and additional information visit: www.usna.edu/History/Symposium/ For NHF members attending the symposium, we encourage you to wear your NHF lapel pin. If you do not

2013 Beach Award Presented to USNA Midshipman

  On Wednesday, 22 May 2013, Naval Historical Foundation Executive Director Captain Todd Creekman, USN (Ret), traveled to Annapolis for the presentation of this year’s Captain Edward L. Beach, Jr. Naval History Award. This award is given annually to the U.S. Naval Academy graduating midshipman who has contributed the most to the study of naval

BOOK REVIEW – In the Shadow of Greatness: Voices of Leadership, Sacrifice, and Service from America’s Longest War

By Joshus Welle, John Ennis, Katherine Kranz, and Graham Plaster, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD (2012) Reviewed by Stephen Phillips All midshipmen realize that they have volunteered for service. However, as they started the fall semester of their senior year, the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2002 could not have predicted that they would become

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Call for Papers: From Enemies to Allies – An International Conference on the War of 1812 and its Aftermath

June 12-16, 2013, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland Submission Guidelines: Call for Papers Opens: July 1, 2012 Online Call for Papers Available: July 1, 2012 Final Submission Deadline: February 1, 2013 Conference Theme: The Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, the United States Naval Academy, and the United States Navy’s Naval History and Heritage

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Call for Papers: Panel on 19th Century US Navy Exploration

Naval Historical Foundation Director and author Andy Jampoler is developing a panel for the 2013 McMullen Naval History Symposium at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, 19-20 September 2013. The panel is tentatively titled “US Navy Exploration and Adventure at Sea in the 19th Century.” Possible topics include: the United States Exploring Expedition to

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Call for Papers: 2013 McMullen Naval History Symposium

The History Department of the United States Naval Academy invites proposals for papers to be presented at its 2013 McMullen Naval History Symposium in Annapolis, Maryland, on 19-20 September 2013. The 2011 symposium was extremely successful, with over 250 in attendance, and over 125 papers presented. Proposals dealing with any aspect of naval and maritime

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250 Mile Solo Run to Raise Money for USNA Commodore John Barry Monument

A renowned ultra-marathoner has taken on the challenge of running 250 miles from New York City to Annapolis, in order to raise money for a new monument at the United States Naval Academy. Runner Tom McGrath (bio here) is on the road today and heading south, expected to arrive in Annapolis on the morning of

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USNA Class of 1951 Raises $51,000 for Navy’s Cold War Gallery

The Cold War enveloped the Naval Academy Class of 1951. As they entered upon their four years of education and training in Annapolis the words of Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech still echoed in Bancroft Hall. After four years they graduated and were commissioned as ensigns and second lieutenants in the Navy, Marines and Air

2012 Beach Naval History Award: Midshipman Zach Schwartz

Continuing a 10-year tradition, the Naval Historical Foundation on 24 May 2012 presented the Captain Edward L. Beach, Jr. Naval History Award to Midshipman First Class Zachary D. Schwartz, for his contributions to the study of naval and military history during his four years at the U.S. Naval Academy. Assisting NHF Executive Director with the