Two Counterterrorism Fellows Receive Army War College Awards

 May 31, 2022

Two fellows in the 2021-2022 cohort of the Sanford School’s Counterterrorism and Public Policy fellowship program have received writing awards for their capstone research papers from the Army War College. 

LTC Consedine - Man in US Army dress blues
LTC Kevin Consedine

The awards were announced by the commandant of the U.S. Army War College in May, and were given to students in the college or participating in fellowships for excellence in the communicative arts.  Both counterterrorism fellows are active-duty members of the United States Army.

The fellows are required to complete a scholarly paper that meets graduate school level standards under the direction of a Duke faculty member.

LTC Kevin J. Consedine received the General Matthew B. Ridgway Award for “Be All You Can Be … Like Your Parents,” and placed third in the Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Strategic Essay Competitions for the same paper. He was mentored by Peter Feaver, professor of political science and public policy and director of the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy.

LTC Derek Noel - man in US Army dress blues
LTC Derek Noel

LTC Derek R. Noel received the Army Way College Foundation Award for Outstanding Research Project for “Winning Small: Lessons in Military Intervention from Orman and Syria.” He was mentored by Patricia Sullivan, associate professor of public policy at UNC-Chapel Hill and director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies.

The Counterterrorism and Public Policy Fellowship program provides midcareer professionals in the national security and counterterrorism fields with an advanced understanding in national security studies and the policymaking process.

The fellows are drawn from the military, foreign service, law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

The one-year program provides both intellectual rigor and hands-on exposure to the issues comprising the study of counterterrorism, public policy and U.S. national security.