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Reading Lists: Other Reading Lists

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Reading Lists - Army

  • ARCIC Self Study Program (2017)
  • Maneuver Center of Excellence Reading List (2011) Reading list for Maneuver Leaders of all levels.
  • Maneuver Self Study Program This self study program consists of books, articles, doctrine, films, lectures, and practical application exercises to help educate maneuver leaders about the nature and character of war, as well as their responsibilities to prepare their Soldiers for combat, lead them in battle, and accomplish the mission.
  • U.S. Army Chief of Staff's Professional Reading List (2017) The Army List is compiled for leaders. The Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA) views it as a pillar for his leadership development efforts. Titles are included that will provoke critical thinking about Professional soldiering and the unique role of land power, analysis and reflection on the past and the future, and a deep understanding of the Army and the future of the profession of arms in the 21st Century.
  • U.S. Army War College Library Suggested Military Reading List (December 2012) An annual publication of the Library, this listing consists of notable books published during the last three years. These books deal with topics of interest to U.S. Army War College students and are of special value in their specific subject areas.
  • United States Military Academy Officer's Professional Reading Guide (2011) Top 100 List - Intended to create a concise list that provides officers with the best one or two books on a given subject rather than an exhaustive bibliography. The list is broken down into six sub-categories: The Military Classics; Military Institutions and the Nature and Practice of War; The Face of Battle; History of American Wars; A History of Wars and Warfare; and, finally, Literary Works on War and Warfare. You do not need to enter credentials-select "Cancel" when the pop-up appears; the download works best when you save the document before opening.


Reading Lists - DOD

  • AFRICOM Reading List "Maintaining up-to-date information and deep knowledge about Africa is critical to the team at the U.S. Africa Command. To that end, a reading list was compiled to provide suggestions."
  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Professional Reading List (2012) "This reading list has been constructed to support the renewal of our commitment to our Profession of Arms and the development of Joint Force 2020." GEN Dempsey
  • Chief of Staff of the Air Force Professional Reading Program (2017~) The CSAF Reading List is compiled to inform, analyze, inspire and educate. Titles are selected to inform readers about the history of the Air Force, analyze on-going conflicts and their relevancy to the future, inspire readers with success stories and provide lessons learned from conflicts.
  • Cyber Professional Reading List List compiled by the Joint Special Operations University.
  • Defense Acquisition Professional Reading List The Defense Acquisition Professional Reading List is intended to enrich the knowledge and understanding of the civilian, military, contractor and industrial workforce who participate in the entire defense acquisition enterprise.
  • Joint Forces Staff College Commandant's Professional Reading List The JFSC Commandant's Professional Reading List contains recommended books by the Commandant on Joint and Multinational Operations: Lessons from the Past; Current Issues; Into the 21st Century; and Leadership and Command.
  • Psychological Operations Reading List List compiled by the Joint Special Operations University.
  • The Navy Professional Reading Program A list of books from the Chief of Naval Operations Reading List that includes history, fiction, inspirational and patriotic titles, biographies and the classics on military strategy and theory. The list provides an understanding and analysis of sea power, naval history, naval aviation, and the role of the U.S. Navy in past, present and future conflicts.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Commandant's Reading List (2018) This reading list is designed to offer Coast Guard people recommended books related to leadership. This list is not all-inclusive; the goal is to provide a starting point or expand existing knowledge and skills. The reading list provides a tool for individual leadership growth, taking into account that responsibility for leadership development rests on each individual, his or her unit, and the organization. Also features the annual "Commandant's Choice" one book for professional reading that year.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Reading List (2019) The Marine Corps Professional Reading Program began as the Commandant's Reading List in 1988, although recommended reading list have been generated for Marines since the 19th century. Each Commandant since 1988 has placed his personal stamp on the program, but many books remain constant. Great books will always remain a staple of informal, self-paced professional development.
  • USFK Command Reading List United States Forces Command Reading List focuses on the Koreas and the region.
  • USSOCOM Commander''s Reading List (2017) United States Special Operations Command Commander's list of professional reading.
  • USSTRATCOM Command Professional Reading List United States Strategic Command Commander's list of professional reading.


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