NSL Submarine Warfare Essay Award
The NSL provides a $500 annual prize to a student at the Naval War College for the best essay or technical paper on a subject related to submarine warfare. The award is presented during the graduation week program and the winning paper is published in The Submarine Review.
2018 winner: MAJOR Michael Yeng Seng Chan, Republic of Singapore Navy
The Naval Submarine League first place award-winning essay for 2018 submitted by a student at the Naval War College is titled The Undersea Cauldron: China’s Rising Challenge to U.S. Undersea Dominance. The paper was submitted by MAJOR Michael Yeng Seng Chan, Republic of Singapore Navy. It will be included in a future issue of The Submarine Review.
2018 Naval War College Award Winner: MAJOR Michael Chan, Republic of Singapore Navy
Major Michael Chan joined the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) in 2005. He graduated in 2009 from Imperial College London with a Master of Engineering (First Class Honours) which included a year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Major Chan served several tours onboard the RSN’s Formidable-class frigates RSS Tenacious, Steadfast, and Intrepid. As an Operations Officer, he participated in counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden in 2012, as well as the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Multinational Exercise in 2014. Major Chan subsequently served as staff officer in the RSN Strategy Office and as Naval Assistant to the Chief of Navy before pursuing a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies at the U.S. Naval War College in 2017.
2017 winner: LT Patrick Rawlinson, USN
The Naval Submarine League first place award-winning essay for 2017 submitted by a student at the Naval War College is titled The Importance of Submarine Tenders to a Modern Naval War: Naval Combat Logistics and Sea Basing. The paper was submitted by LT Patrick Theodore Rawlinson and is included in the September 2017 issue of The Submarine Review.