Military researchers receive awards

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Four military researchers were recently honored by the Institute for National Security Studies during its annual research results conference here.

Majs. Steve Kiser and Troy Thomas received the Maj. Gen. Robert E. Linhard Award for their paper "Lords of the Silk Route: Violent Non-State Actors in Central Asia." Both awardees are intelligence officers, with Thomas serving at Langley Air Force Base, Va., and Kiser completing studies toward a doctorate at the RAND Graduate School in Santa Monica, Calif.

Dr. Paul Bolt, professor in the U.S. Air Force Academy's department of political science, and Maj. Carl Brenner, formerly assistant professor in the same department and currently assigned to the National Imagery and Mapping Agency in Bethesda, Md., received the Outstanding Academy Researcher Award for their paper "Information Warfare Across the Taiwan Strait."

The recipients each received a plaque and $2,000 in research support. The Linhard Award is given annually for the best research done under the auspices of an INSS grant. The Outstanding Academy Researcher Award is given annually to a member of the academy's cadet wing, staff or faculty.