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The Association of the United States Army’s professional education program is designed to identify, discuss and influence the outcome of significant issues that affect the U.S. Army and national defense. AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare accomplishes this goal through the sponsorship of writing programs, for which quality manuscripts are needed.
The Institute would like to invite you—past and present servicemembers, Army civilians, friends of the Army and others with an interest in and knowledge of national defense—to submit a manuscript to one or more of our writing programs. Membership in AUSA, while always encouraged, is not a requirement for participation.

Land Warfare Papers

This program is an outlet for research on defense and national security issues that will serve to inform and influence opinion on defense matters. Participation is not limited to AUSA members or servicemembers.

  • Papers must be original and unpublished (in print or online), and should be in the range of 5,000 to 10,000 words. Accompanying graphics must be reproducible in black and white. A one-page synopsis of the paper and a brief biography of the author must accompany the manuscript. Manuscripts—in MS Word format—may be submitted at any time.
  • Papers are reviewed by an editorial board for overall quality, scholarship and the significance of the subject matter. The author of a Land Warfare paper selected for publication will be a candidate to present the paper at an AUSA event. 

Examples of Land Warfare Papers can be found here.

Landpower Essays

This series is designed to provide an outlet for original essays (unpublished in print or online) on topics that will stimulate professional discussion and further public understanding of the landpower aspects of national security. Essays should not exceed 5,000 words.

Examples of Landpower Essays can be found here.

Submissions

Manuscripts for candidate Land Warfare Papers and Landpower Essays should be submitted via e-mail to [email protected]. For additional information, please call 703-907-2636.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Continuous learning points may be awarded when participating at professional development seminars, symposia, or conferences hosted by the Association of the United States Army (AUSA).

AUSA’s professional development programs include the Institute of Land Warfare (ILW) General Bernard W. Rogers Strategic Issues Forums, Hot Topics, and Contemporary Military Forums. Attending these programs may be worth up to .5 points per hour; speaking or presenting may be worth 2 points per hour. For more information about AUSA’s events, please visit https://www.ausa.org/meet.

Additionally, manuscripts published through AUSA’s ILW Writing Program may be worth 10 to 40 points. For more information about publishing, please visit https://www.ausa.org/ilw-writing-program.

Programming scope and objectives will be provided upon request. Please follow DoD AT&LWF guidelines when assigning points.