Foundation’s Simons Center announces ‘Call for Papers’ for 2013 Faculty Writing Competition

Foundation’s Simons Center announces ‘Call for Papers’ for 2013 Faculty Writing Competition

The Arthur D. Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation announces the opening of the 2013 Faculty Interagency Writing Competition.  The competition is open to U.S. Army Command and General Staff College faculty members supporting the Command and General Staff Officers Course (ILE-Intermediate Level of Education), School for Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) and the School for Command Preparation (SCP) courses at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., and the satellite campuses. Deadline for submissions is Nov. 12, 2013.

The Simons Center is seeking original papers examining any aspect of interagency cooperation, coordination or collaboration at the operational and tactical levels of conflict. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Possible Civil-Military Response to Conflict in Syria and/or Egypt
  • Operational Design as an Interagency Planning Tool
  • Increased Interagency Cooperation during Fiscal/Economic Crises
  • Economic Development with Interagency Partners
  • Interagency Planning Procedures
  • Interagency Professional Development
  • Interagency Cooperation/Collaboration at the Geographic Combatant Command Level
  • Interagency Requirements of Mission Command
  • Validity of Whole-of-Government Concept
  • Army 2020 Interagency Capability Requirements
  • Conflict Prevention
  • Civil-Military Planning
  • Interagency Issues in Domestic Disaster Response
  • Military-to-Civilian Transitions
  • Defense Support to Civil Authorities
  • Historical Perspectives of Civ-Mil Cooperation



A panel of Simons Center judges will evaluate entries on originality, substance of argument, style and contribution to advancing the understanding and practice of interagency cooperation at the operational and tactical levels of effort.

First Place – Engraved glass plaque, award of $300, and publication in one of the Simons Center publications series.
Second Place –  Award of $200 award and consideration for publication.
Third Place – Award of $150 and consideration for publication.

How to enter:

  • Submit an unclassified, original paper examining any aspect – broad or specific – of the topic. Papers should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words in length, not counting endnotes. A bibliography is not required. Papers should include a short biography of the author.
  • Previously published papers, papers pending consideration elsewhere for publication, or papers submitted to other competitions still pending announced decisions are ineligible.
  • Manuscripts should be single spaced in Microsoft Word format using Times, 12-point type. All graphs, charts, and tables should be submitted as separate files in the format they were created.
  • Along with their manuscript, writers must agree to the Simons Center copyright transfer agreement, which is detailed online at
  • Manuscripts can be submitted on the Simons Center website at or emailed to with the subject line “Faculty Interagency Writing Competition,” or submit in hardcopy to the Simons Center by Nov. 12, 2013. The mailing address is: The Simons Center, PO Box 3924, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 66027.

For more information contact the Simons Center at or by calling 913-682-7244. Information about the Simons Center’s mission, organization, and publications is available at



Ray Barrett: (913) 682-7244 /

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