Reading is an essential element in the professional and cultural development of all military leaders. More and more, we are confronted with operations in a complex strategic environment that demands each of us to improve our knowledge and understanding of not only military affairs, but also economics, politics, and international affairs.
We should constantly seek to improve our minds through reading and critical thinking about our profession and its interaction with the world at large.
These recommended readings are intended to encourage/stimulate you to deepen your understanding of the history of armies, the critical role of leadership, and the strategic environment of today and the future. The list is conceived to complement formal educational material and assist you in your professional development as an officer.
I challenge everyone of you to tackle these books and improve your power of critical thinking and enhance your understanding of the military profession.