General Charles A. Horner Awards
The Horner Award is presented to the individual who has researched, written, and published the most original contribution to the understanding of Air Force counter-WMD or nuclear enterprise issues during the year. A call for submissions for all interested participants within the United States will take place in December 2013.
Previous individuals who have won the Horner Award include:
2013 Winner - Lt Col Stephanie J. Buffett
"Tacit Knowledge Involvement in the Production of Nuclear Weapons: A Critical Component of a Credible US Nuclear Deterrent in the 21st Century"
2012 Winner - Anton H. Tran
"An American Vital Interest: Preserving the Nuclear Enterprise Supplier Base"
2011 Winner - Lt Col Todd C. Ericson
"Towards a Fail-Safe Air Force Culture: Creating a Resilient Future While Avoiding Past Mistakes"
2010 Winner - Col Kenneth E. Hall
"The Dangerous Decline in the United States Military's Infectious Disease Vaccine Program"
2009 Winner - Lt Col David M. Mason
"Directed Energy Weapon System for Ballistic Missile Defense"
2008 Winner - Col Jonathan M. Owens
"Precision Global Strike: Is There a Role for the Navy Conventional Trident Modification or the Air Force Conventional Strike Missile?"
2006 Winner - Col Stephen E. Shea
"Analysis of USAF Counter-Chemical Weapons Concept of Operations Relative to Alternate Delivery Methods and Fourth Generation Chemical Warfare Agents"
2005 Winner - Lt Col Phillip R. Howard
"Making the National Response Plan Work: Force Integration and the National Guard"
2004 Winner - Lt Col Mark W. Ellis
"Preemptive and Preventive Strikes: a WMD Conundrum"
2003 Winner - Dr Roger Golden
"The Threat of Bioterrorism from Domestic U.S. Terrorist Groups"
2002 Winner - Lt Col Ross A. Victor
"The SOF Contribution to Counterforce: Desert Storm Case Study and Implications for the Future"