Saturday, February 9, 2013
CNO Reading List
The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Jonathan Greenert introduced the newest edition of the CNO Professional Reading Program in NAVADMIN 309/12 in conjunction with the Navy’s 237th birthday.
“Reading, discussing and understanding the ideas found in the CNO-PRP will not only improve our critical thinking skills, but will also help us become better sailors, citizens, and most importantly leaders.”
The revamped program lists 42 books organized under the three tenets of the CNO’s navigation plan: warfighting first, operate forward, and be ready. Each book was selected to illustrate key points about ways the Navy contributed to national security in the past and how it will operate in the future.
Just curious, have you read any of them? A recent informal survey of senior leaders suggests that most of them do not believe CNO actually expects the books to be read. I have to confess, I only own one of the 42.