Ed and Libby Harshfield Scholar
The Ed and Libby Harshfield Scholarship offers selected cadet scholars the opportunity to attend an Academic Individual Advanced Development experience aimed at exposing them to critical issues of modern war, especially asymmetric warfare and America’s cooperation with allies in the volatile Middle East. Through a short-term assignment to either a combat unit, intelligence organization, or similar entity, selected applicants for this competitive scholarship earn invaluable experience to strengthen them as future leaders on the modern battlefield. The Ed and Libby Harshfield Scholarship enabled this year’s selected scholar to travel to Colombia and participate in a Modern War Institute Contemporary Battlefield Assessment.
Lt. Col. Harry and Ann Floyd Scholar
The Lt. Col. Harry A. and Ann Floyd Scholarship offers selected cadet scholars the chance to conduct field research in a region of the world that has experienced recent conflict. By developing a firsthand understanding of the drivers of those conflicts, examining the strategies and tactics employed, and investigating the wars’ unique characteristics and complexities, selected cadet scholars will be given a distinctive professional development opportunity to become successful leaders in future wars. This year’s Lt. Col. Harry and Ann Floyd Scholar took part in a Modern War Institute Contemporary Battlefield Assessment, conducting research in the Baltic states and Ukraine.
Mark and Debbie Stephenson Scholars
The Mark and Debbie Stephenson Scholarship offers selected cadet scholars the opportunity to travel abroad and conduct research on a recent military conflict. Selected scholars conduct interviews and meet with a range of the participants and others with deep and local knowledge of the conflict. By the end of the research trip, they will have developed a nuanced understanding of the conflict, its triggers, and the unique strategic and tactical considerations that shaped its outcome, giving them a one-of-a-kind experience that will equip them to serve as Army officers in a complex world. Two cadets were selected for this year’s Mark and Debbie Stephenson Scholarship, which allowed them to travel to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Ukraine to conduct research as part of a Modern War Institute Contemporary Battlefield Assessment.