Literary Awards

Literary Awards are associated with articles chosen for publication in The Submarine Review and are intended to encourage critical thinking and innovative approaches that address important Submarine Force issues and topics of interest. Civilian authors are eligible for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards and receive $300, $200, and $100 respectively. Active Duty authors (three categories are possible depending on the number of articles being considered: Officers, E9-E7, and E6 and below) are eligible for awards and also receive $300, $200, and $100 respectively.

2023 Literary Award Winners

Best Civilian Authors:
1st Place: Mr. Dick Daniels, “Growing Up the Hard Way: WWII Submarine Service & Beyond,” December 2022
2nd Place: CAPT David C. Klinger, USN (Ret) & CAPT Ralph H. Stoll, USN (Ret), “It Stricted In My Board,” September 2023
3rd Place: CAPT Demetri Capetanopoulos, USN (Ret), “The United States Submarine Force Reserve Component,” December 2022

Best Active Duty Authors: 
1st Place: LT Zach Wells, USN, “ICEX 2022: Transiting to the North Pole,” December 2022
2nd Place: LCDR James Landreth, PE, USNR & LT Andrew Pfau, “Forging the APEX Predator: Unmanned Systems and SSN(X),” December 2022
3rd Place: LTjg Tom Slattery, USCG, “Leveraging Navy Submarine Intel in Support of USCG Drug Interdiction,” September 2023