Welcome to my reading list for military leaders, specifically ARNG and USAR Officers and NCOs. What I want to do on this page is share a short list of books that will benefit ANY part-time Army leader, regardless of their rank. This list covers a wide variety of subjects to include leadership, career management, personal finances, relationships, military history, and military fiction.
For each category I will list several titles I suggest you read. I have personally read these books and strongly recommend the following titles. Each title is linked to the book on Amazon (it is an affiliate link, I appreciate your purchase).
Leadership & Mentorship
- The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard
- Developing the Leaders Around You by John Maxwell
- Small Unit Leadership by Dan Malone
- Start with Why by Simon Sinek
- Bringing Out the Best in People by Al McGinnis
- Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham
- The Army Officer Guide by Robert Dalessandro
- NCO Guide by Dan Elder
- Find Your Why by Simon Sinek
- Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazi
- The Magic of Thinking Big by Dr. David Schwarz
Whether you are brand new to the military or are thinking about retirement, getting your personal finances in order is important. Listed below are my favorite personal finance books of all time.
- The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
- Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
- The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton
- The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason
Personal & Professional Relationships
- Personality Plus by Florence Littauer
- The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman
- How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
- The Mindful Guide to Conflict Resolution by Rosalie Puiman
- 4 Essential Keys to Effective Communication by Bento Leal III
- We Were Soldiers Once… And Young by LTG Hal Moore (ret)
- Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose
- The Art of War by Sun Tzu
- Robert E. Lee: A Life by Allen Guelzo
- Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
- The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
I hope you enjoyed my military reading list. Please check back from time to time. I will update this list as I find new titles that might interest you.
On the other hand, if you know of a good title that is not listed above, and you think it would be beneficial to other military leaders, please leave a comment below or send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.