2019 CNO Naval History Essay Contest


The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) is announcing the 2019 CNO Naval History Essay Contest and is calling for submission of papers by 31 May 2019. In support of references (a) [A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority, 1.0 (904 KB pdf)] and (b) [A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority, 2.0 (2.1 MB pdf)], the Director, Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) will serve as the Navy’s lead for the contest with support from the United States Naval Institute (USNI), which will receive the essays and assist with judging. The Superintendent, United States Naval Academy (USNA), President, Naval War College (NWC), and President, Naval Post Graduate School (NPS) will provide judges.

2. The CNO invites entrants meeting the criteria in paragraph 4 to submit an essay that applies lesson(s) from naval history to establishing and maintaining maritime superiority in today’s environment.

3. CNOs Intent: Inspire insight and dialog across a wide spectrum of academic, military, and civilian personnel within the Sea Services and among those with a sincere interest in the history of the Sea Services.

4. Essays will be accepted from entrants in the following categories:
a. Professional Category: History curators, archivists, professors, historians, and persons with history-related doctoral degrees.
b. Rising Category: U.S. Sea-Service active, reserve and retired, and civilians not included in the Professional Category.

Marine Geophysicist Wessex Archaeology


Wessex Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in the UK and is a registered Charity whose aims are to promote the advancement of education and the advancement of the arts, culture, heritage and science. We have offices in Salisbury, Sheffield, Maidstone, Bristol, Edinburgh and Wales.

Wessex Archaeology is seeking to appoint a Marine Geophysicist (Supervisor/Officer grade) to join our GeoServices team, to be based in Salisbury. This opportunity offers the chance to work as part of the dynamic GeoServices team, which together employs technical experts from a wide range of science disciplines to provide specialist input into projects and deliver a range of services to our clients by applying Earth Science techniques to a wide range of archaeological projects.

NPS Maritime Internships


The Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and the Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM) are pleased to announce the Maritime Internship in memory of Sally Kress Tompkins, former Deputy Chief of HABS/HAER and initiator of the HAER maritime documentation program. The internship will permit a student or recent graduate of architecture or history, interested in maritime preservation, to work as a summer intern on a HAER maritime documentation project. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen. The selected recipient will serve as either a historian preparing researched historical reports or as an architect preparing measured drawings.