FAOA Writing Awards Program
Your FAO Association provides awards to papers selected by the faculty of several DoD institutions as most deserving of recognition for scholarship, writing ability, and subject matter for papers and theses related to subjects on international affairs and thus related to the primary interests of FAO Association members. The winning thesis at the Joint Forces Staff College is
Aligning for Hemispheric Defense: Synchronizing NORTHCOM and SOUTHCOM Efforts to Combat Transnational Criminal Organizations
written by a four-person team:
CAPT Bob Allen, United States Navy
CAPT Mary Jackson, United States Navy
COL Janice King, United States Army
CAPT Jorge Palacios, Chilean Navy
Because of space constraints, most winning theses are too long for publication in The FAO Association Journal of International Affairs. In those cases, we publish the entire thesis, with supporting footnotes/endnotes, online. The link to this award-winning thesis is here.
NMIA/FAOA Symposium Briefings now Available Online
The annual symposium co-hosted by NMIA and FAOA entitled Foreign Engagement & Global Coverage under the New Defense Strategy: FAOs, Security Cooperation, and the Defense Attaché System was a tremendous success thanks to many volunteers and partners. For those who weren't able to make it this year, we've made the cleared versions of the briefings available here .