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Commandant's Professional Reading List

Official site of the Marine Corps Commandant's Professional Reading List per ALMAR 015-17.


2017 Marine Corps Commandant's Professional Reading List

 

I want Marines to read beyond the list, too, especially paying attention to current events, science and technology,
and what our potential adversaries are up to around the world

 

ALMAR 015/17

The Commandants Professional Reading List (CPRL) as promulgated by this message represents an updated version of those books most pertinent for professional development and critical thinking at each level. 

The CPRL is arranged into two sections: "Commandants Choice" and "Grade Levels."  Each Marine shall read a minimum of five books from the “Commandants Choice” or “Grade Level” sections each year.

The Grade Level titles are separated into five levels for both enlisted Marines and officers.  These levels coincide with specific ranks and Marines should attempt to read all titles within their level prior to proceeding to a higher level.

Per the references, completion of the CPRL reading requirement shall be noted in the individual Marines fitness report or taken into account when assigning Proficiency/Conduct marks.  How a Marine demonstrates completion of the annual requirement is at the discretion of the commander.

The CPRL and related information can be found at:  http:(slash slash)guides.grc.usmcu.edu/usmcreadinglist. The website contains several enhancements to include pictures of book covers, short summaries, links to electronic versions of the books, additional materials to enhance unit Professional Military Education (PME) and links to other reading lists (e.g., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, other Services and Marine Corps University schools).

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