2017 Joint Chief of Staff Reading List

The Complete Joint Chiefs of Staff reading list:


7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores the Changing Face of War in the 21st Century

7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores the Changing Face of War in the 21st Century
by Andrew Krepinevich



Twentieth Century American Biography Series: George C. Marshall

Twentieth Century American Biography Series: George C. Marshall
by Mark A. Stoler, Johm Milton Cooper



Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
by Simon Sinek



The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations

The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations
by Ori Brafman, Rod A. Beckstrom



The Soldier and the State: The Theory and Politics of Civil-Military Relations (Belknap Press S)
by Samuel P. Huntington




Once an Eagle

Once an Eagle
by Anton Myrer




On War
by Carl von Clausewitz


Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power
by Robert D. Kaplan


Some Principles of Maritime Strategy
by Julian S. (Julian Stafford) Corbett

The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)

The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)
by A. T. Mahan



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

The Command of The Air (USAF Warrior Studies)

The Command of The Air (USAF Warrior Studies)
by Giulio Douhet, Dino Ferrari




Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War

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




The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility" (Incerto)

The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: “On Robustness and Fragility” (Incerto)
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb




The Art of War

The Art of War
by De Jomini, Baron Antoine-Henri




The Art Of War

The Art Of War
by Sun Tzu, Lionel Giles




The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us And What We Can Do About It

The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us And What We Can Do About It
by Joshua Cooper Ramo




A Message to Garcia: And Other Essential Writings on Success

A Message to Garcia: And Other Essential Writings on Success
by Elbert Hubbard, Charles Conrad

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