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USMC Reading List by Grade

Recruit
First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen V. Krulak I m Staying with My Boys by J. Proser and J. Cutter The United States Marines: A History by E. Simmons

Private / Private First Class


1984 by G. Orwell A Message to Garcia by E. Hubbard Blink by M. Gladwell First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen V. Krulak No True Glory by B. West Rifleman Dodd by C. Forester The Gift of Valor by M. Phillips

Lance Corporal
First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen V. Krulak My Men are My Heroes by N. Helms Starship Troopers by R. Heinlein The 360 Degree Leader by J. Maxwell The Afghan Campaign by S. Pressfield The Ugly American by E. Burdick and W. Lederer We Were One by P. O Donnell

Corporal
Afghanistan by S. Tanner All Quiet on the Western Front by E. Remarque

Chosen Soldier by D. Couch First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen V. Krulak Flag of Our Fathers by J. Bradley Ghost Soldiers by H. Sides Marines in the Garden of Eden by R. Lowry Noble Warrior by J. Livingston, C. Heaton and A. Lewis Once a Marine by N. Popaditch and M. Steere The Defense of Duffer s Drift by E. Swinton

Sergeant
A Soldier s Load and the Mobility of a Nation by S.L.A. Marshall American Soldiers by P. Kindsvatter Common Sense Training by A. Collins Counterinsurgency Warfare by D. Galula First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen V. Krulak From the Horse s Mouth by Major T. McKeldin Storm of Steel by E. Junger The Killer Angels by M. Shaara The Village by B. West Tip of the Spear by G. Michaels With the Old Breed by E. Sledge

Staff Sergeant
A Bell for Adano by J. Hersey American Spartans by J. Warren Attacks by E. Rommel Battle Cry by L. Uris

First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen V. Krulak McCoy s Marines by J. Koopman On Killing by D. Grossman Soldiers of God by R. Kaplan The Arab Mind by R. Patai The Defense of Hill 781 by J. McDonough The Face of Battle by J. Keegan The Last Stand of Fox Company by B. Drury and T. Clavin The Speed of Trust by S. Covey

Gunnery Sergeant
Afghan Guerilla Warfare by A. Jalali and L. Grau First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen V. Krulak Islands of the Damned by R. Burgin and B. Marvel Killing Ground on Okinawa by J. Hallas On Combat by D. Grossman and L. Christensen Ride the Thunder by R. Botkin The Mission, the Men, and Me by P. Blaber The Savage Wars of Peace by M. Boot Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War by M. Sallah and M. Weiss Victory at High Tide by R. Heinl We Were Soldiers Once and Young by H. Moore and J. Galloway Master Sergeant / First Sergeant Courageous Follower by I. Chaleff Fields of Battle by J. Keegan First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen V. Krulak

Forgotten Warriors by T. Hammes Ghost Wars by S. Coll Seven Deadly Scenarios by A. Krepinevich Technology and War by M. Van Creveld The Accidental Guerilla by D. Kilcullen The Guns of August by B. Tuchman The Lexus and the Olive Tree by T. Friedman The Passion of Command by B. McCoy The Sling and the Stone by T. Hammes

Master Gunnery Sergeant / Sergeant Major


A Peace to End All Peace by D. Fromkin Achilles in Vietnam by J. Shay At the Water s Edge: Defending Against the Modern Amphibious Assault by T. Gatchel Crisis Leadership by G. Klann First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen V. Krulak No Bended Knee by M. Twining On War by C. Von Clausewitz The Coldest Winter by D. Halberstam The Crisis of Islam by B. Lewis The General by C. Forester The Mask of Command by J. Keegan

Officer Candidate / Midshipman


First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen V. Krulak My Men are My Heroes by N. Helms On Infantry by J. English

The Armed Forces Officer, DoD 2006 The United States Marines: A History by E. Simmons

2nd Lieutenant / Warrant Officer / Chief Warrant Officer 2


A Tactical Ethic by D. Couch Blink by M. Gladwell Counterinsurgency Warfare by D. Galula First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen V. Krulak Leadership: The Warrior s Art by C. Kolenda, W. Ulmer Jr., and B. McCaffrey Soldiers of God by R. Kaplan Storm Landings by J. Alexander The Art of War by S. Tzu The Mission, the Men, and Me by P. Blaber The Savage Wars of Peace by M. Boot The Speed of Trust by Stephen M. Covey The Village by B. West

1st Lieutenant / Chief Warrant Officer 3 (the first seven books should be read in order as they trace
the evolution of warfare from the first to the fourth generation) The Enlightened Soldier by C. White Seeds of Disaster by R. Doughty Stormtrooper Tactics by B. Gudmundsson Command or Control by M. Samuels The Breaking Point by R. Doughty Fighting Power by M. Van Creveld Transformation of War by M. Van Creveld Attacks by E. Rommel Battle Leadership by A. Von Schell

First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen V. Krulak The Last Stand of Fox Company by B. Drury and T. Clavin The Peloponnesian War by D. Kagan

Captain / Chief Warrant Officer 4


First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen V. Krulak Lions of Iwo Jima by F. Haynes Lost Victories by E. VonManstein Passion of Command by B. McCoy Sources of Power by G. Klein Starship Troopers by R. Heinlein The Arab Mind by R. Patai The Defense of Hill 781 by J. McDonough The General by C. Forrester The Mask of Command by J. Keegan The Tipping Point by M. Gladwell Victory at High Tide by R. Heinl We Were Soldiers Once and Young by H. Moore and J. Galloway

Major / Chief Warrant Officer


First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen V. Krulak In the Gray Area by S. Folsom Masters of War by M. Handel Once an Eagle by A. Myrer Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by D. Goodwin The Crucible of War by F. Anderson The Guns of August by B. Tuchman

The Landmark Thucydides by R. Strassler The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of Little Bighorn by N. Philbrick The Lexus and the Olive Tree by T. Friedman This Kind of War by T. Fehrenbach Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War by M. Sallah and M. Weiss Utmost Savagery: The Three Days of Tarawa by J. Alexander Wired for War by P. Singer 57Lieutenant Colonel A Bell for Adano by J. Hersey A Peace to End All Peace by D. Fromkin At the Water s Edge: Defending Against the Modern Amphibious Assault by T. Gatchel Brute: The Life of Victor Krulak by R. Coram Carnage and Culture by V. Hanson Defeat into Victory by W. Slim First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen V. Krulak Forgotten Warriors by T. Hammes Seven Deadly Scenarios by A. Krepinevich The Accidental Guerilla by D. Kilcullen The Blitzkrieg Legend by K. Frieser The Bottom Billion by P. Collier

Colonel to General *
Another Bloody Century by C. Gray Decoding Clausewitz by J. Sumida Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Lies that Led to Vietnam by H. McMaster

Diplomacy by H. Kissinger Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World by R. Rajan First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen V. Krulak How Wars End by G. Rose Poorer Richard s America by T. Blair Supreme Command: Soldier, Statesman and Leadership in Wartime by E. Cohen The Coldest Winter by D. Halberstam The Crisis of Islam by B. Lewis Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief by J. McPherson