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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.
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Books listed under Professional Categories consist of recommended readings to expand understanding in certain areas.

  

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HAMMER FROM ABOVE: MARINE AIR COMBAT OVER IRAQ - Jay A. Stout  Icon  Icon
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Reveals how pilots and their machines were tested during Operation Iraqi Freedom to the limits of endurance, venturing well beyond what they were trained and designed to do. The author takes us into the cockpits, revealing what it was like to fly these intense combat operations for up to eighteen hours at a time and to face incredible volumes of fire that literally shredded aircraft in midair during battles like that over An Nasiriyah.

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1912-2012, 100 YEARS OF MARINE CORPS AVIATION: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY - Roxanne M. Kaufman; Marine Corps (U.S.) (Editor)
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This book is a commemorative work that offers the reader a snapshot view of the people, aircraft, and events that comprise the first century of Marine aviation. Showcases the achievements of Marine aviation through seldom seen photographs and accounts of pivotal battles and events. Displays the innovation and adaptability of Marine Corps aviation, including its overall importance to the vital posture of the Marine Corps as a balanced air-ground-logistics team. Intended as a "museum in a book," it includes an overview for each time period in Marine aviation, chapter introductions, feature articles, and a running timeline.

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MARINE AIR: THE HISTORY OF THE FLYING LEATHERNECKS IN WORDS AND PHOTOS - Robert F. Dorr  Icon  Icon
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The U.S. Marine Air Wing began in 1917 with only five officers and 30 enlisted men. This book is the first illustrated oral history of these "Flying Leathernecks" and their unwavering commitment to protecting their comrades and the country that they have never let down - no matter what the odds.

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ON YANKEE STATION: THE NAVAL AIR WAR OVER VIETNAM - John B. Nichols; Barrett Tillman; Stephen Coonts  Icon  Icon
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This book takes a candid look at U.S. naval airpower in the Vietnam War. The author makes full use of his extensive knowledge of the subject to detail the ways in which airpower was employed in the years prior to the fall of Saigon. Confronting the conventional belief that airpower failed in Vietnam, they show that when applied correctly, airpower was effective, but because it was often misunderstood and misapplied, the end results were catastrophic.

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THE ART OF AIR POWER - Sanu Kainikara  Icon  Icon
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This book explains Sun Tzu’s paradigms in a contemporary military context taking into account the changed nature of security and conflict in the twenty first century. It relates the military strategy derived from this analysis to the application of air power at the strategic and operational level within the contemporary conflict arena. Although Sun Tzu wrote his treatise at a time when air power was not even a dream, it contains certain universal truths about the application of all military power that transcend time and operating dimensions.

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THE NAVAL AIR WAR IN KOREA - Richard P. Hallion
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This book is about Naval Aviation’s role during the Korean War. In particular, it covers how during this period Naval Aviation transitioned from piston to jet-propelled combat aircraft.

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US MARINE CORPS AVIATION SINCE 1912 - Peter Mersky
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This book describes Marine Air development and training, as well as combat deployments during WWI and in Central America, WWII and Korea, Vietnam, the Balkans, and Southwest Asia. It includes first-person accounts and comments from many participants, aviators and air crew alike.

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