The January 2016 revision of the Coast Guard reading list

(source) 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.

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Book cover for Into a Raging Sea: My Life and the Pendleton Rescue

Book cover for Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Book cover for Between the World and Me

Book cover for The Truth About Employee Engagement: A Fable About Addressing the Three Root Causes of Job Misery

Book cover for Fire on the Water: China, America, and the Future of the Pacific

Book cover for Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

Book cover for Highliners: A Novel

Book cover for World Order

Book cover for Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War