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Richard W. Leopold Prize Winners

2018 Richard S. Faulkner, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Pershing’s Crusaders: The American Soldier in World War I (University Press of Kansas)

2016 Jacqueline E. Whitt, Air War College, Bringing God to Men: American Military Chaplains and the Vietnam War (University of North Carolina Press)

2014 S.C.M. Paine, US Naval War College, The Wars for Asia, 1911–1949 (Cambridge University Press)

2012 William A. Dobak, The United States Army Center of Military History (retired), Freedom by the Sword: The U.S. Colored Troops, 1862–1867 (The United States Army Center of Military History)

2010 J. Samuel Walker, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, The Road to Yucca Mountain: The Development of Radioactive Waste Policy in the United States (University of California Press)

2008 Michael J. Neufeld, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War (Alfred A. Knopf)

2006 Robert J. Schneller Jr., Naval Historical Center, Breaking the Color Barrier: The U.S. Naval Academy's First Black Midshipmen and the Struggle for Racial Equality (New York University Press)

2004 Peter S. Kindsvatter, U.S. Army Ordnance Center and School, American Soldiers: Ground Combat in the World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam (University Press of Kansas)

2002 Dale Andradé, U.S. Army Center of Military History, and Kenneth Conboy, Control Risks Group, Indonesia, Spies and Commandos: How America Lost the Secret War in North Vietnam (University Press of Kansas)

Gary E. Weir, U.S. Naval Historical Center, An Ocean in Common: American Naval Officers, Scientists, and the Ocean Environment (Texas A & M University Press)

2000 William M. Hammond, U.S. Army Center of Military History, Reporting Vietnam: Media and Military at War (University Press of Kansas)

1998 Andrew J. Butrica, To See the Unseen: A History of Planetary Radar Astronomy (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

1996 Barton C. Hacker, Elements of Controversy: The Atomic Energy Commission and Radiation Safety in Nuclear Weapons Testing, 1947–1974 (University of California Press)

1994 Donald R. Baucom, The Origins of SDI, 1944–1983 (University Press of Kansas)

1992 Donald A. Ritchie, Press Gallery: Congress and the Washington Correspondents (Harvard University Press)

1990 Richard Greening Hewlett and Jack M. Holl, Atoms for Peace and War 1953–1961: Eisenhower and the Atomic Energy Commission (University of California Press)

1988 James Edward Miller, The United States and Italy, 1940–1950: The Politics and Diplomacy of Stabilization (The University of North Carolina Press)

1986 Steven L. Rearden, History of the Office of the Secretary of Defense: The Formative Years, 1947–1950

1984 J. Merton England, A Patron for Pure Science, The National Science Foundation's Formative Years, 1945–1957