The Director of Intelligence Reading List provides Marines of all ranks and Marine Civilian Intelligence personnel a guide to further their education and expertise. The reading list is divided into two areas: History & Legacy and The Professional's Library.
This recommended reading list is a good deal different than its 2003 and 2006 predecessors. Times have changed sine its first implementation under then-Brigadier General Ennis as DIRINT; Marine Intelligence has more than earned its spurs in two areas and is currently held in high esteem. But we've often been "too busy chopping down trees to sharpen the axe" and we cannot rest on our laurels. Emerging 21st Century challenges are dynamic, requiring great flexibility of mind to adequately address.
This reading list reflects that requirement and focuses on improving intelligence analysis across the Marine Corps Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Enterprise. For the first time since its inception, we have included Marine Civilian intelligence personnel into the recommended reading requirements. You also note that some old favorites are now gone -- classics such as Front Line Intelligence are not listed. They remain valuable and should be read as part of formal schools training.