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Thu, May 30


Prize Essay Contest

2024 MFR/MCRA CWO4 Vern Leubecker Essay Contest

In coordination with Marine Forces Reserve, the Marine Corps Reserve Association is now opening the 2024 essay contest.

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2024 MFR/MCRA CWO4 Vern Leubecker Essay Contest
2024 MFR/MCRA CWO4 Vern Leubecker Essay Contest

Time & Location

May 30, 2024, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Prize Essay Contest

About the event

The question this year is: “How does the Reserve Force continue to refine programs and systems in order to create an agile and dynamic operational capability in order to maintain relevancy?"

Instructions: The contest is open to all Marines, active and reserve, as well as Marine Corps veterans and retirees. Send your entry to INFO@USMCRA.ORG as an attachment. The cover page should be included identifying the manuscript as a Prize Essay Contest entry and include the title of the essay, name(s) of the author(s)and include email address(es). Repeat the title on the first page. There will be a 1,800-word limit on all entries, exclusive of title page and reference page. Multiple entries are allowed, however only one may receive an award. Manuscripts will only be accepted digitally.

Prizes: First place is $1000, second place is $500, and third place is $250. Each winner will also receive an engraved plaque. All entries are eligible for publication.

Deadline for submissions: May 30, 2024

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