Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Library

Sergeant Major Mike Barrett, the 17th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, has announced a new reading list for Marines called the "Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Library".  

His reading list contains 54 titles and highlight what he said capture the history, culture and evolution of the Marine Corps.  The library was developed with assistance from the Marine Corps Association and contains almost two dozen books on the Commandant's Professional Reading List.

It also includes books about the business world such as "Good to Great" and "Semper Fi: Business Leadership the Marine Corps Way". 

SgtMaj Barrett plans to leave his office library at the Pentagon when he retires and hopes it grows in the future.

Sgt Maj Barrett's Library:

13 Cent Killers: The 5th Marine Snipers in Vietnam

Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character

Always Faithful: A Memoir of the Marine Dogs of WWII

Baghdad at Sunrise: A Brigade Commander's War in Iraq (Yale Library of Military History)  

Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest

Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford History of the United States)

Bayonet! Forward: My Civil War Reminiscences  

Breakout: The Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Korea 1950  

Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise to Western Power

Colder Than Hell: A Marine Rifle Company at Chosin Reservoir (Bluejacket Paperback Book Series)

Courage After Fire: Coping Strategies for Troops Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and Their Families

Defeat Into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India, 1942-1945  

Edson's Raiders: The 1st Marine Raider Battalion in World War II (Leatherneck Classics)

Endless War: Middle-Eastern Islam vs. Western Civilization

Fields of Battle: The Wars for North America

First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps (Bluejacket Books)

Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

Gods and Generals

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't

Guadalcanal: The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle

Heroes Among Us: Firsthand Accounts of Combat From America's Most Decorated Warriors in Iraq and Afghanistan

Iwo Jima: Portrait of a Battle: United States Marines at War in the Pacific

Leading the Charge: Leadership Lessons from the Battlefield to the Boardroom

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War  

A Message to Garcia

Okinawa: The Last Battle of World War II

Once a Marine: The Memoirs of General A. A. Vandegrift Commandant of the U.S. Marines in WW II

Once a Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander's Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery

Patton: A Genius for War

The Reminiscences of a Marine

Rifleman Dodd (Great War Stories)

The Savage Wars Of Peace: Small Wars And The Rise Of American Power  

Semper Fi: Business Leadership the Marine Corps Way

Silent Warrior: The Marine Sniper's Story Vietnam Continues

Soldiers of God: With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan

The Art of War

The Bridge at Dong Ha (Bluejacket Books)

The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War  

The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme

The General (Great War Stories)

The Gift of Valor: A War Story

The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat

The Lions of Iwo Jima (John MacRae Books)

The Marines of Montford Point: America's First Black Marines

The Mask of Command

The Navajo Code Talkers (25th Anniversary Edition)  

The Village

Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War

Victory at High Tide: The Inchon-Seoul Campaign (Great War Stories)

War in the Pacific 1941-1945 (General Military)

We Were One: Shoulder to Shoulder with the Marines Who Took Fallujah

We were Soldiers Once...And Young: Ia Drang--The Battle That Changed The War In Vietnam

With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa

Wounded Warriors: Those for Whom the War Never Ends


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