For your convenience, we present the following printable of the Reading List.
The 31 OCT 2017 update reflects 1) the addition of Hue 1968 by Mark Bowden to the CMC Choice section, and 2) RB Digital, the new provider for USMC MCCS e-books and audiobooks.
About This Guide
2017 Commandant's Professional Reading List
The Commandants Professional Reading List (CPRL) as promulgated by this message represents an updated version of those books most pertinent for professional development and critical thinking at each level.
The CPRL is arranged into two sections: "Commandants Choice" and "Grade Levels." Each Marine shall read a minimum of five books from the “Commandants Choice” or “Grade Level” sections each year.
The Grade Level titles are separated into five levels for both enlisted Marines and officers. These levels coincide with specific ranks and Marines should attempt to read all titles within their level prior to proceeding to a higher level.
Per the references, completion of the CPRL reading requirement shall be noted in the individual Marines fitness report or taken into account when assigning Proficiency/Conduct marks. How a Marine demonstrates completion of the annual requirement is at the discretion of the commander.
The CPRL and related information can be found at: http:(slash slash)guides.grc.usmcu.edu/usmcreadinglist. The website contains several enhancements to include pictures of book covers, short summaries, links to electronic versions of the books, additional materials to enhance unit Professional Military Education (PME) and links to other reading lists (e.g., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, other Services and Marine Corps University schools).
NOTE FROM THE WEB TEAM:
Marines! We've made every effort to connect you with access to the titles on the Reading List. BLUF:
Although not obligated to provide any of these titles, the Navy Digital Library website carries many Reading List titles in ebook and digital audiobook versions - look for the blue anchor icon. After logging into the site, click on ebooks and audiobooks, the the OneClickDigital graphic and/or the Overdrive graphic.
HOW TO ACCESS BOOKS, EBOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS
Marine Unit Library Program
Commandant's Professional Reading List books are available to unit leaders as part of the Marine Corps Association (MCA) Unit Commanders' Library Program. Ordering instructions are on the MCA website. See the link below for more info.