Gen. James C. McConville, Chief of Staff of the Army, will announce a new reading selection to add to the CSA’s 21st Century Reading List on the 15th of each month.

MARCH 12, 2021

IT'S MY COUNTRY TOO by Jerri Bell & Tracy Crow
For #WomensHistoryMonth I am recommending It's My Country Too. The collection of stories told by these women from the Civil War to Afghanistan is incredible and inspiring. Each reveals why and how they chose to serve their country #21stCenturyReadingList
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FEBRUARY 15, 2021

One Woman's Army A Black Officer Remembers The WAC by Charity Adams Earley
The inspirational story of the first black woman commissioned in the @USArmy, LTC Charity Adams Earley, former commander of the storied 6888th Postal Battalion in Europe. She overcame so much to serve and lead; diversity and inclusion make us stronger! #21stCenturyCSAReadingList
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DECEMBER 15, 2020

Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

I have been reading Leadership in Turbulent Times by @DorisKGoodwin. Her study of four prominent leaders’ early lessons, resilience and visionary action is captivating and offers leadership insight for current times. #21stCenturyCSAReadingList
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NOVEMBER 15, 2020

House to House by Staff Sgt. David Bellavia
The first book is House to House by @BellaviaMoh. It is a raw and honest story about leading his platoon during some of the heaviest fighting in Fallujah, Iraq.  #ArmyValues #21stCenturyCSAReadingList
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NOVEMBER 15, 2020

Red Platoon by Staff Sgt. by Clint Romesha
The second book is Red Platoon by @ClintRomesha. This phenomenal story describes surviving through the 14-hour battle to defend and counterattack against Taliban forces assaulting inside one of the most remote bases in Afghanistan. #ArmyValues #21stCenturyCSAReadingList
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NOVEMBER 15, 2020

8 Seconds of Courage by Flo Groberg
The final book is 8 Seconds of Courage by @FlorentGroberg. This book details the journey leading up to the incredible moment that saved many lives from a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, and personal recovery afterwards. #ArmyValues #21stCenturyCSAReadingList
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OCTOBER 15, 2020

The Time is Now. The Future Is Faster Than You Think by @PeterDiamandis and @steven_kotler
Explains why our potential is unlocked by convergence. Understand transformation and the opportunities @USArmy has in the future. #21stCenturyCSAReadingList
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OCTOBER 15, 2020

The Social Dilemma
The @USArmy must build cohesive teams. I am recommending the social dilemma to understand the impact of smart devices on how people communicate and connect in the Information Age. It can be watched on Netflix currently. #21stCenturyCSAReadingList
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SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How. by Daniel Coyle
To master a craft you need "deep practice," passion and master coaching. This is how people across the @USArmy must think and act so we all become Masters of our Profession. #21stCenturyCSAReadingList
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AUGUST 15, 2020

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger
Tribe by Sebastian Junger has always given me good insights to the power of cohesion and belonging. Forging emotional connections with people to unite them in strong teams is vital. #ThisIsMySquad
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JULY 15, 2020

Art of War by Sun Tzu
July’s classic title is Art of War. Sun Tzu would understand that Great Power Competition doesn’t have to mean great power conflict. To Sun Tzu, "the supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting." #21stCenturyCSAReadingList #WinningMatters
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JULY 15, 2020

Like War: The Weaponization of Social Media by P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking
July’s contemporary title is P.W. Singer & Emerson T. Brooking's #LikeWar. We live in the information age and we all must understand the power of social media and its impacts. #21stCenturyCSAReadingList
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JUNE 15, 2020

Fighting Talk: Forty Maxims on War, Peace, and Strategy by Colin Gray
For a classic, I want to pay tribute to a legend whom we lost earlier this year: Colin Gray. I encourage strategic thinkers of all ranks and specialties to read his 2009 Fighting Talk: 40 Maxims on War, Peace, and Strategy. #21stCenturyCSAReadingList
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JUNE 15, 2020

The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek
For a contemporary title, I recommend Simon Sinek’s The Infinite Game. Great power competition doesn’t end. Today’s conflicts don’t end with treaty signings on battleships. It's important to play the long game & define what winning means. #WinningMatters #21stCenturyCSAReadingList
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MAY 15, 2020

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein
CSA 35 personally recommended David Epstein’s Range to me. I really enjoyed this book, because it reminds us that a broad range of interests gives us the flexibility to win in today’s complex environments. #WinningMatters
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MAY 15, 2020

Once An Eagle by Anton Myrer
This book is a classic. Its lessons are timeless and have left a deep impression on me throughout my career. We should all strive to be Sam Damon. Put #PeopleFirst and everything else will follow.
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