Caulkins wins writing contest 


Col. Bruce D. Caulkins, the winner of the 2009 writing contest co-sponsored by AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare and U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) was awarded a $1,000 prize at a Sept. 11 Pentagon ceremony.

The check was presented by Lt. Gen. Theodore G. Stroup Jr., USA, Ret., AUSA’s vice president for education and executive director of the Institute of Land Warfare, and Lt. Gen. Michael A. Vane, TRADOC’s deputy commanding general, and futures director, Army Capabilities Integration Center.

The contest theme was "Capabilities Needed for the Army Future Force, 2030 & Beyond."

Caulkins’ winning entry, "Proactive Self-Defense in Cyberspace," discusses the security vulnerabilities of Web sites and computer networks and how they have been and can be exploited; it also provides solutions that the Department of Defense can implement to protect itself against a cyber attack.

Caulkins currently serves as the commandant for the Leader College for Information Technology at the U.S. Army Signal Center of Excellence, Fort Gordon, Ga.

The paper, published by ILW as Land Warfare Paper 72, was presented by the author at AUSA’s Annual Meeting in October.

It is available online at this link.

It can also be ordered by phone at (800) 336-4570, Ext. 630, or e-mail