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Official site of the Marine Corps Commandant's Professional Reading List per ALMAR 009-16. This site outlines the annual and recommended reading requirements for all Marines.
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2017 URL: http://guides.grc.usmcu.edu/usmcreadinglist Print Guide Email Alerts

CMC's Choice Print Page

Commandant's Choice Books


ALMAR 009-16 Guidance

Commandant's Choice books are required reading for all Marines. Each Marine shall read a minimum of three books from the Commandant's Choice or Grade Level sections each year.

Completion of the CPRL reading requirement shall be noted in the individual Marine’s fitness report or taken into account when assigning Proficiency/Conduct (Pro/Con) marks per references a, b, and c. How a Marine demonstrates completion of the annual requirement is at the discretion of the Commander.

Visit any Enlisted or Officer Level page to download brochures that include the Commandant's Choice books.


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FIRST TO FIGHT: AN INSIDE VIEW OF THE U.S. MARINE CORPS - Victor H. Krulak  Icon  Icon  Icon  Icon
FREE ONLINE: Navy General Library Program
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This book examines the foundation on which the Marine Corps is built. The author, LtGen Victor "Brute" Krulak (USMC, Ret.), offers an insider’s chronicle of Marines, on the battlefield and off. He takes a close look at the Marine experience during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam - wars in which he was a participant, and in doing so, helps answer the question of what it means to be a Marine, and how the Corps has maintained such an outstanding reputation. This book is also on the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Reading List.

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U.S. CONSTITUTION - United States of America  Icon  Icon  Icon  Icon  Icon  Icon
FREE ONLINE: National Archives
FREE ONLINE: Navy General Library Program
FREE ONLINE: DoD-MWR Online Library* via EBSCO
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The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. Amendments 1-10 constitute what is known as the Bill of Rights. Several changes and additions have been made over the past 200+ years (Amendments 11-27).

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MCRP 6-11D SUSTAINING THE TRANSFORMATION - United States Marine Corps  Icon  Icon
FREE ONLINE: Marines.mil

Our warfighting capability depends upon a lasting transformation: every Marine must possess the intellect, skill, and solid moral foundation to fight in the increasingly chaotic battlespace of the 21st century. MCRP 6-11D is designed to aid Marine leaders at all levels in their efforts to sustain the transformation process.


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