The Commanders' Unit Library Program

Marines continue their professional education in every clime and place

Marines Read to Lead

Success in the next battle depends upon preparation today. General Al Gray instituted the Commandant’s Reading List and the requirement that all ranks read; he believed that Marines fight better when they fight smarter. Our Commanders’ Unit Library Program gives Marines the critical tools they need to develop as leaders.

Show Marines that YOU care.

Detail for Marine Units

  • The Program is administered based on the size of the unit. Current priority generally goes to deploying organizations and Marine units in remote locations.
  • Commanders may choose books from the current CMC and Professional Reading Lists. Lists will be provided once library has been approved.
  • Multiple copies of the same book may be ordered.
  • Commanders may choose to administer the program centrally or allow subordinate units to apply for funding in their own right.
  • Libraries are based on the calendar year, and units may apply once a year.

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Questions? Call our Programs Coordinator at (703) 640-0144.