2022 Top 10 Military Leadership Blogs

Ready to get serious about sharpening your leadership?

Want to know what your Commanding Officer listens to as he drives to work?

Interested in hearing what our top leaders are reading? What are they thinking? and what is important to them?

There are a lot of leaders in the military, but not all of them are good.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could find someplace that had a list of leadership materials where you could get mentoring from vetted leaders?  Where can you find such a list?

You have come to the right place. The DODReads team compiled our best-of list of the very top 10 blogs for military leadership for 2022. These blogs focus on leadership, lifelong learning, and personal opinions for military members.  These are not in any particular order, they are all equally beneficial for the member yearning for mentorship.

Take a look and read a few and then reach out to me and let me know your favorite blog or if we missed one. I’ll be sure to include it in the next update.

General Leadership

This blog site is written by people like you, active duty, and veterans.  It is full of contributions by real leaders, people who have sat in the seats, led the troops, and, slept in the dirt.  This site provides links to the contributors and gives short biographies about them.  It provides a sense of personalization and makes the leadership advice much more meaningful.  This is a great place to start if you need a little extra advice.

From the Green Notebook

This blog site provides advice for military members serving today.  Have issues with PT?  There are leaders who have had the same struggles and are willing to offer their leadership advice.  Curious about how to write better bullets and packages?  This site has tips and tricks to help anyone.  This site focuses on the day-to-day issues that everyone in the military needs extra help with now and then.

War on the Rocks

Have you ever wanted insight into current events in the military?  Have you ever wondered how the national policies of other nations affect your serving today?  This site has contributions from many different authors, all writing in the interest of the military.  This site captures the current events going on around the world that directly impact the current men and women serving in the United States military.  The contributors are real veterans and military members who understand the world and the events going on in it.

Blogs of War

This is another blog site regarding current events and the United States military.  It provides stories, blogs, and articles on current events around the world, offering insight and advice to current military members.  This site provides links to articles, podcasts, and other information from which the service member can gain some insight.  If you have a question about it, you can probably find an answer here.  This website is definitely a great place to visit if you have questions or concerns about the current events in the world.


This site provides news and articles written daily by the members you have served in combat.  Combat can be a nerve-wracking experience, and this site is here to help.  Special Forces members have written news and insights on the happenings of the current events in the world.  All contributors have experienced combat, and they can provide guidance and advice for those that might soon be entering combat themselves.  This is a great place to find out what combat life is like, understand current events from a soldier’s perspective, or gain some advice on navigating a combat environment.

The Angry Staff Writer

If you have been looking for a blog that tells it like it is, this is the perfect blog for you!  Written by down-to-earth veterans, this site will give you the insight you never knew you needed, without all of the usual B.S. that most military leadership sites tend to give out.  The information is great, not watered down, and it is unfiltered.  It provides clear and concise mentoring, advice, and tips for the up-and-comer and old salty vet alike.  If you are a no-nonsense kind of person, this is a must-read!

Military Watch

Blog site written by the editors of Military Watch Magazine, it provides up-to-date and current information about the going on in the military around the world.  This site provides tips and guidance for those wondering how worldwide affairs affect the operations at their local base or area of responsibility.  While this has a much more professional feel to it, there is plenty of knowledge that can be gained.  Well-written articles and blogs provide professional leadership for today’s military professionals.  Any aspiring leader needs to check this website out. 

Defence Blog

This is a blog for everything military and national defense.  It focuses on an issue that everyone likes to discuss, new technology.  From trucks to planes, bombs to guns, it has all the new information on the new toys that the United States has developed or is developing.  There are some leadership tips and interviews sprinkled in, which is why it is included on this list.  This site is great if you want information about the new technology the military has, or if you are looking for some advice or guidance on what is being developed.

Task and purpose

If you find yourself wanting information, guidance, or advice on current military life, this is the place for you.  It describes the current culture, written by guys who are currently experiencing it.  Questions about military leadership decisions?  This site has answers for you, sometimes straight from the military leaders themselves.  This is a professional website, but with a no-nonsense approach.  Definitely, one that should be kept bookmarked on your desktop!

Military Connection

This blog is straight military.  It has advice for everyone attached to the military.  Family, service members, and anyone else with military ties can gain some insight and guidance from this site.  There is advice on how to get a job as a spouse, advice on how to save money in the military community, and advice for military work as well.  It is a simple site, but it is packed with information and leadership advice.  If you do not look for another military leadership blog, keep this one handy.

By James Boos

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