Right on time on Jan 1st the Coast Guard released its annual ten book reading list. Of all the services reading lists, the USCG list is definitely my favorite. It generally only contains 10 books with a solid mix of Leadership, Business, and Military topics.
Unlike the other four military services whom sometimes produce reading lists that are over 100 books long, the Coast Guard publishes a short, concise reading list and they actually expect their Coast Guards Men to read the books.
As the Current Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft state:
Our world is not exactly breaking out in tranquility, and given this volatile, increasingly complex and uncertain time, sound leadership is even more critical to our collective success. In October, the Department of Homeland Security declared fiscal year 2018 as the DHS Leadership Year. This year offers opportunities for every component to reinforce a culture of excellence and highlight the importance of leadership at all levels. I reflected on my own Leadership Philosophy and selected books to inspire and challenge you to help lead the Coast Guard through this world of accelerating change.
For those interested you can order the entire 2018 Coast Guard reading list above.