Prize-Winning Articles from the Journal of Military History

The Journal’s standing as the leading publication of its kind is regularly reinforced by the articles published in its pages that go on to win prizes elsewhere. We offer the following examples from a list that is sure to grow:

  • Kevin J. Weddle, "A Change of Both Men and Measures: British Reassessment of Military Strategy after Saratoga, 1777-1778," Journal of Military History (July 2013) won the Colonel John J. Madigan III U.S. Army War College Staff and Faculty Published Writing Competition.
  • John W. Hall, “An Irregular Reconsideration of George Washington and the American Military Tradition,” (Journal of Military History:  July 2014) won a US Army Historical Foundation 2014 Distinguished Writing Award for the best article to appear in an academic journal.
  • Gregory Daddis, “Eating Soup with a Spoon: The U.S. Army as a ‘Learning Institution’,” Journal of Military History (January 2013) won a US Army Historical Foundation 2013 Distinguished Writing Award for the best article to appear in an academic journal.
  • Jochen S. Arndt, “The True Napoleon of the West: General Winfield Scott’s Mexico City Campaign and the Origins of the U.S. Army’s Combined-Arms Combat Division,” Journal of Military History (July 2012) won a US Army Historical Foundation 2012 Distinguished Writing Award for the best article to appear in an academic journal.
  • Kevin Weddle, “‘The Fall of Satan's Kingdom': Civil-Military Relations and the Union Navy's Attack on Charleston, April 1863," Journal of Military History (April 2011) won a US Army War College John J. Madigan Award for best faculty publication.
  • Kerry Irish, “Dwight Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur in the Philippines: There Must Be a Day of Reckoning,” Journal of Military History (October 2010) received the Army Historical Foundation’s prize for the best article on the U.S. Army to appear in a journal or magazine in 2010.
  • Brian F. Neumann, “A Question of Authority: Reassessing the March-Pershing ‘Feud’ in the First World War,” Journal of Military History (October 2009) received the Army Historical Foundation’s prize for the best article on the U.S. Army to appear in a journal or magazine in 2009.
  • Timothy S. Wolters, “Electric Torpedoes in the Confederacy: Reconciling Conflicting Histories,” Journal of Military History (July 2008) received the Rear Admiral Ernest M. Eller Prize in Naval History awarded by the Naval History and Heritage Command and the Naval Historical Foundation.
  • Andrew J. Birtle, “PROVN, Westmoreland, and the Historians: A Reappraisal,” Journal of Military History (October 2008) received the Army Historical Foundation’s prize for the best article on the U.S. Army to appear in a journal or magazine in 2008.
  • Lorraine White, “Strategic Geography and the Spanish Habsburg Monarchy’s Failure to Recover Portugal, 1640-1668,” Journal of Military History (April 2007 received the Oliveira Marques Prize Award for the best article on Portuguese history published in 2007.