The Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Reading List

Military Reading List

This books was selected by the Chairman to “support the renewal of our commitment of our Profession of Arms and the development of Joint Force 2020” (General Martin E. Dempsey)

1. Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War by Robert Coram

2. The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations by Ori Brafman

3. Command of the Air by Giulio Douhet

4. George Washington and the American Military Tradition (Mercer University Lamar Memorial Lectures Ser.) by Don Higginbotham

5. The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660–1783 (Classic Reprint)by Captain A. T. Mahan

6. Once An Eagle: A Novel by Anton Myrer

7. The age of the unthinkable : why the new world disorder constantly surprises us and what to do about it by Joshua Cooper Ramo

8. George C. Marshall : soldier-statesman of the American century by Mark A. Stoler

9. On war by Carl von Clausewitz

10. 7 deadly scenarios : a military futurist explores war in the 21st century by Andrew F. Krepinevich

11. The black swan : the impact of the highly improbable by Nassim Taleb

12. The art of war by Sun-tzu,

13. The art of war by baron de Antoine Henri Jomini

14. Monsoon : the Indian Ocean and the future of American power by Robert D. Kaplan

15. The soldier and the state: the theory and politics of civil-military relations by Samuel P . Huntington

16. Start with why : how great leaders inspire everyone to take action by Simon Sinek

17. Principles of maritime strategy by Sir Julian Stafford Corbett


Admin, L. (2017). Military Reading Lists — Commandant’s Professional Reading List — Official Site — Research Guides Home at Library of the Marine Corps. Retrieved 3 November 2017, from

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