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Commandant's Professional Reading List

Updated 2013

As defined by White Letter No. 4-12

The Marine Corps Professional Reading Program began as the Commandant's Reading List in 1988, although recommended reading lists have been generated for Marines since the 19th century.

Each Commandant since 1988 has placed his personal stamp on the program, but many of the books have remained constant. Great books will always remain a staple of informal, self-paced professional development, but technology promises greater convenience and flexibility for today's Marine. The list is heavily weighted towards "classics" and has been streamlined, but it is only one part of a larger professional reading program for Marines. There are hundreds of books published annually that are important to Marines.

Kindle Editions
Not all CMC professional reading titles are available in digital format, but The Marine Shop has identified what is available. Purchases through our Amazon Associate Store still benefit Marine Corps Association programs.
Unit Libraries
The purpose of this program is to provide commanders with funds to establish and sustain their unit professional library when the utilization of appropriated funds is not practicable.

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