The Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) is seeking to identify, discuss and influence the outcome of significant defense issues that affect the U.S. Army. To allow for more direct participation in the public debate of defense-related issues, ARCIC and AUSA are once again co-sponsoring a writing contest. The submission of quality manuscripts is encouraged.

The theme is "Capabilities Needed for the Army Future Force, 2025 & Beyond". Papers must be original, unpublished and between 5,000 and 10,000 words, with a one-page synopsis and biography of the author. The deadline for submission is May 31, 2011. A cash prize of $1,000 will be paid to the winner, and all papers will be submitted to AUSA's Institute of Land Warfare for possible publication.

Submit your entry via email to or on a disk to: ARCIC Initiatives Group Writing Program, Building 133, Fort Monroe, Va. 23651.

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The United States Army neither states nor implies any endorsement of AUSA, the Institute of Land Warfare or any other non-federal entity participating in this event.