Leadership Recommendations

Commanding Officer Recommendations


Raising the Bar: The story of Clif Bar & Co., by Gary Erickson with Lois Lorentzen

Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman, by Yvon Chouinard

The Fourth Turning, by William Strauss & Neil Howe

Anything written by Joseph J. Ellis


Admiral McRaven UT Austin 2014 Commencement Speech

Simon Sinek, “Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe” Ted Talk


Colin Powell, “The Essence of Leadership”


GEN Martin Dempsey, CJCS, Real Conversations with Real Leaders


Band Of Brothers, HBO Miniseries

The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)

Midway (1976)

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

We Were Soldiers (2002)

Glory (1989)

Gettysburg (1993)

Remember the Titans (2000)

Executive Officer Recommendations

CMC Messages to the Force

CMC Professional Reading List

MCO 1500.61 Marine Leader Development

The following links are personal recommendations. The positions and opinions expressed on these pages do not reflect official Department of the Navy positions.

Thought’s on Man’s Purpose in Life

Destruction and Creation

Who Moved My Cheese?

The One-Minute Manager

Courage Under Fire

The Stoic Warrior’s Triad

Master of My Fate

The Warrior’s Code

How to Be in Command and Out of Control

Small Wars Journal

War on the Rocks

Task and Purpose

Doctrine Man

A Simple Way to Stay Grounded in Stressful Moments

15 Things Mattis Taught Me About Real Leadership