The 2011 Chief of Staff reading list provides Airmen of all ranks a guide to further their education and expertise. Professional reading continues to be vital as Airmen maintain the Air Force initiative today and prepare for the future. This year's list contains 14 books divided into three categories: leadership, strategic context and military heritage.
Technology Horizons: A Vision for the Air Force Science and Technology - by Dr. Werner Dahm
A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 - by Alistair Horne
Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building -by Ahmed Rashid
The All Americans - by Lars Anderson
Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds - by Robin Olds, Christina Olds and Ed Rasimus
Red Eagles: America's Secret MiGs - by Steve Davies
Cataclysm: General Hap Arnold and the Defeat of Japan - by Herman S. Wolk
The All Americans -by Lars Anderson
Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds -by Robin Olds, Christina Olds and Ed Rasimus
Red Eagles: America's Secret MiGs -by Steve Davies
Cataclysm: General Hap Arnold and the Defeat of Japan -by Herman S. Wolk
General Ronald Fogleman created the CSAF Professional Reading Program in 1996 to develop a common frame of reference among Air Force members - officers, enlisted, and civilians - to help each of us become better, more effective advocates of air and space power. General Michael Ryan and now General John Jumper have wholeheartedly embraced and continued the Professional Reading Program.