Need to Get Motivated? Read These 7 Books

Get kicked in the dick lately by your First Sergeant? Take some Motrin, drink water and read these 7 books that will have you off light duty in no time.

The Commandant of the Marine Corps Professional Reading List For NCOs

1.  “The Devil’s Guard”  by George R. Elford 

The Devil's Guard


2. “Gates of Fire” by Steven Pressfield


3. “Bravo Two Zero” by Andy McNab


General Mattis’ Reading List For Leaders

4. “Five Years to Freedom” by Nick Rowe


5. “The Ranger Handbook” by US Army


6. “Delta Force” by Charlie Beckwith


7. “Kill Bin Laden” by Dalton Fury


West Points’ Recommended Reading List

Need some more reading materials? Check out our Essential Shooting Guide.



  1. “Back In The Fight” By Joseph Kapaziewski and Charles W. Sasser
    “Gray Work” By Jamie Smith
    “Level Zero Heroes” By Michael Golembesky and John R. Bruning
    “Lions of Kandahar” By Rusty Bradley and Kevin Mauer

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