The inaugural SMH-JAWS Writing Award Winner at the Joint Advanced Warfighting School is (then Lt Col) now COL Scott Zippwald, USAF for his thesis, "Effective Civil-Military Relations: A Necessary Ingredient for Success in America’s Future Strategic Environment." COL Zippwald received a signed congratulatory letter from the SMH President, a SMH lapel pin, and the most recent copy of the Journal of Military History during a combined graduation ceremony with over 400 military officers in attendance.
The picture and comments above appeared in the Fall 2011 edition of the Headquarters Gazette, the Society for Military History quarterly newsletter. The Society for Military History is the largest English-speaking society devoted to the study of military history.
Information obtainable in its original form from 2011 Fall Gazette Edition [pdf]