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DIRECTORATE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, HEADQUARTERS, U.S. SPACE COMMAND, 250 S. PETERSON BLVD, STE 116,
PETERSON AFB, CO 80914-3190 PHONE: (719) 554-6889 DSN: 692-6889
EMAIL: [email protected]

JUNE 30, 1997
Release No. 20-98

USSPACECOM ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

PETERSON AFB – Gen. Howell M. Estes III, United States Space Command (USSPACECOM) commander in chief, recently announced Air Force Major Scott Larrimore as the winner of the 1998 USSPACECOM Essay Contest. Larrimore is operations director for a space squadron at Onizuka Air Station, California.

Larrimore’s essay, titled, "Unifying Department of Defense Transportation: Normalizing Air and Space Lift," was selected as the outstanding paper by a panel of judges on the USSPACECOM staff. In the essay, he discusses how critical it is for U.S. civilian and military space strategists to standardize and normalize air and space lift. For his winning effort, Larrimore will receive an engraved plaque, a $150 gift certificate for professional materials (books, tapes, software, etc.) and a one-year honorary membership in the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), sponsors of the annual essay contest.

Other essay contest winners who received recognition from Gen. Estes for their submissions include: first runner-up Maj. Claude Salcedo, AFC2A, Langley AFB, VA, for "Accessing Space Superiority: Based on its Impact to Information Superiority," second runner-up CDR John Nunley, NAVSPACECOM (now retired), for "Requirements for Tactical Space Systems," third runner-up Maj Mickey Quintrall, U.S. Army Command and Staff College student, for "Why Space Dogma, and not Integrated Doctrine," and tied for fourth runners-up, Lt Col Timothy Roberts, CMOC/J3T, "Fireman: Space Support for Emergency Services," along with Maj Fred Slane, SPJ35, and CDR Dennis Gallagher, USACOM, "The Revolution in Military Affairs in Space."

The essay contest was organized in 1990 to encourage officers, enlisted personnel, and government civil service professionals to study, analyze, and write about military space and the contribution of space forces to the warfighter at the operational level. Essays are judged based on their originality of thought, thesis, organization, content, and overall effectiveness in its presentation. It is unimportant whether the command agrees or disagrees with the premise of the essay presented.

An awards ceremony for Larrimore is being planned to be held in conjunction with the AFCEA awards luncheon meeting scheduled for September this year.

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