CTPP Fellows participate in a two-semester research symposium designed exclusively for them to explore topical areas in more depth. Together with a faculty mentor, each fellow produces a piece of original research in national security.

These research papers and presentations are available to the public for review. Written permission was given by the respective authors. The views expressed in student academic research papers are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of Duke University, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

2018

The Complexity of Achieving Stability in Sirte, Libya by Colonel Nate Prussian, 2018 Final Paper | Final Presentation

The Millennial Challenge: Evaluating the Assimilation of Millennials into the Army Officer Corps by Colonel James McGahey, 2018 Final Paper| Final Presentation

The Hot Seat: Assessing Military Crisis Communication, Colonel Scott Rawlinson, 2018 Final PaperFinal Presentation

The Past, Present and Future of the National Security Strategy by Colonel Gabe Barton, 2018 Final Paper| Final Presenation

2017

Political Warfare Lessons from the Cold War by Colonel R. Chris Black, 2017 Final Paper | Final Presentation

Improving Public-Private Collaboration between the DoD and Non-Federal Entities by Colonel Wesley F. MacMullen, 2017 Final Paper | Final Presentation

United States Senate Confirmations for Four-star Military Officers: Effectiveness & Efficiency, Commander Jay C. Sego, 2017 Final Presentation

FAA: An Undervalued Combat Multiplier by Lieutenant Colonel Matthew R. Weinshel, 2017 Final Paper | Final Presentation

Challenges to Stability Assistance in Rojava: A United States Policy Option, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph W. Wortham, 2017 Final Paper | Final Presentation

2016

Improving Logistics Agility Through Additive Manufacturing by Colonel Aaron J. Cook, 2016 Final Paper | Final Presentation

Expanding the War College Fellowships: Reconnecting the Army to America by Colonel Lawrence G. Ferguson, 2016 Final Paper | Final Presentation

Small Robots with Strategic Effects by Lieutenant Colonel Jasper Jeffers, 2016 Final Paper | Final Presentation

Tale of Three Systems: Formalizing an Operational Interagency Management Process by Lieutenant Colonel Anthony B. Poole, 2016 Final Paper | Final Presentation

Pi Shaped Officers: Developing Naval Officers to Lead in the Converged Cyberspace and Electromagnetic Spectrum Domains by Lieutenant Commander Brian P. Schultz, 2016 Final Paper | Final Presentation

Building Better Security Partners: What we have learned from the past and how it applies today by Colonel Geoff T. Stewart, 2016 Final Paper | Final Presentation

2015

Employing Merchant Vessels for Offshore Presence and Launch of US Military Operations by Lieutenant Commander Chavius G. Lewis, 2015 Final Paper | Final Presentation

Enhancing Congressional Oversight of DOD Clandestine Activities: A Case Study of SOF CT Paramilitary Operations by Colonel Joshua M. Rudd, 2015 Final Paper | Final Presentation

Legalized Marijuana and Divergent Enlistment Policies by Colonel David P. Shafer, 2015 Final Paper | Final Presentation

Targeted Killings: Is Organizational Decapitation an Effective Counterterrorism Strategy? by Lieutenant Colonel J. Todd Turner, 2015 Final Paper | Final Presentation

2014

Growing the Ranks of African-American Infantry and Armor Officers by Colonel Ronald P. Clark, 2014 – Final Paper | Final Presentation

Missile Defense and China by Lieutenant Colonel Paul T. Darling, 2014 – Final Paper

The Army’s Role in Domestic Disaster Response: Preparing for the Next Catastropheby Lieutenant Colonel Neal S. Mitsuyoshi, 2014 – Final Paper | Final Presentation

The Delta of Command: The Increasing Gap Between Character and Competence in the Navy’s Commanding Officer Screening and Selection by Captain Milton J. Sands III, 2014 – Final Paper

Counterterrorism Partners for the Future: Indicators of Effective Partner Relationships by Colonel James A. Wanovich, 2014 – Final Paper | Final Presentation

2013

Retaining Officer Talent by Colonel Nathan B. Hunsinger Jr, 2013 – Final Paper