Chief Of Staff Of The Army Gen. Eric K. Shinseki's Recommended Reading List

Gen. Shinseki's list has several characteristics that support those purposes. It is hierarchical, presenting sub lists of books appropriate to varying levels of experience and responsibility. Lieutenants and buck sergeants have different frames of reference than do generals and sergeants major. It is progressive, with each sub list preparing its intended audience not only for present levels of responsibility but also for responsibilities at the next higher level. It is synchronized, complementing formal Army education and bridging intellectual intervals between attendances at Army educational institutions. It is diverse, collectively representing the entirety of our military heritage and encouraging reflection upon a variety of issues and circumstances. Finally, it is intended to be challenging, calling upon soldiers to read at a level that is within their capacities but that stretches their intellects.

This revision was published March 2010.

Cadets, Soldiers And Junior NCOs

Book cover for The Killer Angels: A Novel

Book cover for Once An Eagle

Book cover for We Were Soldiers Once...and Young: Ia Drang - the Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam

Book cover for Face of Battle

Book cover for America's First Battles, 1776-1965

Book cover for This Kind of War

Book cover for The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections

Book cover for The Long Gray Line: The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966

Book cover for Band of Brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest

Company Grade Officers, WO1-CW3, And Company Cadre NCOs

Book cover for Buffalo Soldiers

Book cover for George C. Marshall: Soldier-Statesman of the American Century

Book cover for Certain Victory: The U.S. Army in the Gulf War

Book cover for For the Common Defense

Book cover for Men Against Fire: The Problem of Battle Command

Book cover for Company Commander: The Classic Infantry Memoir of World War II

Book cover for Embattled Courage: The Experience of Combat in the American Civil War

Book cover for The Soldier and the State: The Theory and Politics of Civil-Military Relations

Book cover for The War to End All Wars: The American Military Experience in World War I

Book cover for Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany

Field Grade Officers, CW4-CW5, And Senior NCOs

Book cover for The American Way of War: A History of United States Military Strategy and Policy

Book cover for Supplying War: Logistics from Wallenstein to Patton

Book cover for Summons of the Trumpet: U.S.-Vietnam in Perspective

Book cover for Challenge of Command

Book cover for Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

Book cover for Three Battles: Arnaville, Altuzzo, and Schmidt

Book cover for The Art of War

Book cover for An Army for Empire: The United States Army in the Spanish-American War

Book cover for East of Chosin: Entrapment and Breakout in Korea, 1950

Senior Leaders Above Brigade

Book cover for The History of the Peloponnesian War

Book cover for On Strategy: A Critical Analysis of the Vietnam War

Book cover for An American Profession of Arms: The Army Officer Corps, 1784-1861

Book cover for Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age

Book cover for Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Decision-Makers

Book cover for Military Innovation in the Interwar Period

Book cover for Diplomacy

Book cover for The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

Book cover for War in European History

Book cover for Command Decisions

Book cover for On War