Naval War College Review

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Reflections on Reading


John E. Jackson


Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson is a strong supporter of reading books of consequence as a way for all members of the Navy team to develop as leaders and citizens. He recently said, “I realize that it takes dedication to devote time to reading, but it is fundamental to growth as a naval professional.” He has directed his reading program planning team at the Naval War College to expand the Chief of Naval Operations Professional Reading Program (CNO-PRP) to include a larger selection of titles, and to augment the books with other learning tools such as reading guides, videos, and related articles.