FAOA Writing Awards Program
The Foreign Area Officer Association Writing Awards Program officially began in 2012 with five U.S. military War Colleges completing signed Memorandums of Agreement with FAOA - Marine Corps University, Naval War College, Air University, National Intelligence University, and Joint Forces Staff College. The goal of the FAOA writing awards program is to recognize student authors who have demonstrated outstanding academic research, strategic thought, and professional writing skills on
significant international or political/military affairs topics in completion of their graduation requirements. There have been many high quality papers submitted for competition, some to be featured in the FAOA Journal and on our website. Winners receive a plaque or book commemorating their achievement at their graduation ceremonies and also receive a one-year FAOA membership.