The Marine Corps Professional Reading Program began as the Commandant's Reading List in 1988, although recommended reading list have been generated for Marines since the 19th century. Each Commandant since 1988 has placed his personal stamp on the program, but many books remain constant. Books will always remain a staple of self-paced professional development.
Updated 4 Mar 2019
Revision of the Commandants Reading List
The reading list webpage can be found at the following site:
Commandant's Professional Reading List
Recommend books for the Commandants Reading List
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PDF Version of the 2019 Commandant's Professional Reading List (Courtesy of GRC Library)
Commandant's Professional Reading List books are available to unit leaders as part of the Marine Corps Association (MCA) Unit Commander's Library Program. Ordering instructions are posted on the MCA website.
Previous Commandant's Professional Reading List