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CNO's Professional Reading Program

This guide lists the titles in the Chief of Naval Operations Professional Reading Program.


  • Blehm, E. (2012). Fearless: The undaunted courage and ultimate sacrifice of navy SEAL team six operator adam brown (1st ed.). WaterBrook Press.  VG87 .B58 2012
  • Jackson, J. E., Captain. (2018). One nation, under drones: Legality, morality, and utility of unmanned combat systems. Naval Institute Press.  KZ6687 .O54 2018
  • Hornfischer, J. D. (2016). The fleet at flood tide: America at total war in the pacific, 1944-1945 (First ed.). Bantam Books.   D767 .H596 2016
  • Hornfischer, J. D. (2004). The last stand of the tin can sailors. Bantam Books.  D774.L48 H67 2004


  • Hughes, W. (2014). Fleet tactics and coastal combat: Second edition. Naval Institute Press.  V167 .H84 2000
  • Walzer, M. (2000). Just and unjust wars: A moral argument with historical illustrations (3rd ed.). Basic Books.  U21.2 .W345 2000
  • Stavridis, J. (2017). Sea power: The history and geopolitics of the world's oceans. Penguin Press.  V25 .S73 2017
  • Haynes, P. D. (2015). Toward a new maritime strategy: American naval thinking in the post-cold war era. Naval Institute Press.  V165 .H39 2015


  • Mindell, D. A. (2015). Our robots, ourselves: Robotics and the myths of autonomy. Penguin Publishing Group.
  • Reich, S., 1959, & Dombrowski, P. J., 1963. (2017;2018;). The end of grand strategy: US maritime operations in the twenty-first century. Cornell University Press.  VA50 .R45 2017
  • Wittes, B., & Blum, G. (2015). The future of violence: Robots and germs, hackers and drones : Confronting a new age of threat. Basic Books.  UA10.5 .W57 2015
  • O'Brien, P. P., 1963. (2019). The second most powerful man in the world: The life of admiral william D. leahy, roosevelt's chief of staff. Dutton.  E748.L44 O37 2019


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