Awesome: Marine Corps Professional Reading List

Yes. It exists.

“Each Marine is required to read the Commandant’s choice “First to Fight” by LtGen (Ret) V. Krulak. Each Marine shall also read a minimum of one book per grade per year.” (ALMAR 027/11 effective 8 July 2011)

With Ender’s Game on it. Or they did when my informant was required to read from that list which is what made me speed over there to see it.

I see Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein.

And The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara which Scott just picked as our next book at A Good Story is Hard to Find.

I’ve gotta give them props for an interesting list.

I thought all the books would be like this fine selection for Lieutenant Colonels: At the Water’s Edge: Defending Against the Modern Amphibious Assault by Theodore Gatchel.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I want them to be able to defend against the modern amphibious assault.

You can pick up a pdf of the list at the site.

Thanks to one of my favorite Marines, Frank at Why I am Catholic, for the tip on this list.

He provides the original list which had Ender’s Game on it. And a bunch of great looking books.

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  • UsmclibrarIan

    The most recent Marine Corps professional reading list can be found at guides.grc.usmcu.edu/mcrl.
    (I am the librarian who posted it )
    semper fi and thanks for the shout-out.
    ;-)


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