By Miranda Summers Lowe, Modern War Institute: “At their best, professional development reading lists form a canon of respected work that creates shared understanding and common background knowledge in military professionals. These books become a cultural standard, a reflection of not just what we want our soldiers to read, but who want our soldiers to be.”
From Jim Greer, Modern War Institute: “Col. Boyd’s A Discourse on Winning and Losing shaped me in so many ways. I was lucky in that I heard Col. Boyd present his famous Patterns of Conflict pitch. His work is much more than the OODA Loop for which he is known; it is a systemic approach to understanding and engaging in combat and military operations in order to accomplish the ends of strategy.”
By Christopher Nelson, War on the Rocks: “Now Stavridis is out of uniform, but ever the voracious reader and advocate for self-improvement, he has co-authored a book titled The Leader’s Bookshelf, for which he interviewed 200 general officers and flag officers about their reading habits and their favorite books.”
From Modern War Institute: “U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, released his 2017 Professional Reading List last week, we’re kicking it off by highlighting the 111 books, in six categories, that made Gen. Milley’s list. "