Saturday, October 27, 2012

Navy Reading List

The CNO has updated the Navy reading list to include  the books below related to his THREE TENETS. The reading isn't mandatory and it is no longer divided up by pay grade.  The Navy is paying to have this 18 book collection sent to over 1100 Navy commands.  I hope your command is on their list.  The Navy has invested some time and effort in putting this together and it even has a Program Director at the Naval War College.  The program director is calling for Sailors who do read the books to be praised in their evaluations.  However, I suspect that our high performing Sailors aren't going to have room on their evals for mentioning - "She read all the books on the CNO reading list."  In any case, there's some good reading available.

Warfighting First
• 1812: The Navy’s War (George C. Daughan)
• Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It (Richard Clarke)
• The Gamble (Thomas Ricks)
• SEAL of Honor (Gary Williams)
• Shield and Sword (Edward Marolda)
• Wake of the Wahoo (Forest J. Sterling)

Operate Forward
• Crisis of Islam (Bernard Lewis)
• Execute Against Japan (Joel Holwitt)
• Monsoon (Robert Kaplan)
• Neptune’s Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal (James Hornfischer)
• Red Star Over the Pacific (Toshi Yoshihara and James Holmes)
• The Man From Pakistan (Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins)

Be Ready
• A Sailor’s History of the U.S. Navy (Thomas Cutler)
• Navigating the Seven Seas (Melvin Williams Jr. and Sr.)
• In the Shadow of Greatness (J. Welle, J. Ennis and Katherine Kranz)
• The Morality of War (Brian Orend)
• Time Management From the Inside Out (Julie Morgenstern)
• Wired for War (P.W. Singer)

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