The July 2016 revision of the U. S. Strategic Command reading list

(source) Professional development is essential to the successful execution of our mission - to provide global security for America. One key component to professional development is reading and critically thinking about military issues, history, and leadership. I (Gen Chilton, USAF) am pleased to announce the following selections for my 2010 Commander's Professional Reading List. It is my intent that this list will serve as a guide for all STRATCOM military and civilian personnel to enhance their professional knowledge.

Other revisions

May 2015

February 2014

June 2010

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Book cover for On China

Book cover for World Order

Book cover for Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

Book cover for Competitive Strategies for the 21st Century: Theory, History, and Practice

Book cover for Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t

Book cover for Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders

Book cover for Counterspace: The Next Hours of World War III

Book cover for Character: The Ultimate Success Factor

Book cover for Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS

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

Book cover for The Case for U.S. Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century

Book cover for Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know

Book cover for Putin's Russia: How It Rose, How It Is Maintained, and How It Might End