Navy Scuttles ‘Woke’ Books

| May 10, 2022

The Navy’s Chief of Naval Operation’s Professional Reading List was envisioned to support the individual’s personal and professional development, and foster a learning mindset. For quite a while that’s exactly what it was.

Then it got woke. Poetrooper sends.

US Navy cuts ‘woke’ ‘anti-American’ books from official reading list


The U.S. Navy recently cut several books, including a number of racially charged titles, from its official reading list after lawmakers criticized their inclusion last year as “woke,” “anti-American” and “leftist propaganda.”

On Friday, the Navy announced an “update” to the Chief of Naval Operations’ (CNO’s) Professional Reading Program (PRP) — the service’s official reading list.


Absent from the new reading list were several titles added in the 2021 version of the list, including Ibram X. Kendi’s “How to Be an Antiracist,” Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow” and Jason Pierceson’s “Sexual Minorities and Politics.” Those books appeared in a version of the reading list that had been on the Navy’s website as recently as April.

Gilday’s statement accompanying the release of the latest version of the reading list made no mention of why the list was reduced from 37 books to 12, or why certain titles were removed.

American Military News

Only one thing can cause such an abrupt sea-change. If you guessed Congressional Sunshine, congrats.

I’ll take small victories. Thanks, Poe.

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jeff LPH 3 63-66

Kruschev was right about Amerika being destroyed from within.

John Seabee

Have to wonder if the MCPON had to use a 2×4 to get Gilday’s attention…

The Stranger

Not sure about that. Wasn’t there a post recently about the current MCPON? It wasn’t very positive as I recall.

USMC Steve

He is indeed a spunkknuckle.


Working it.
Adding this to the soon to be deployed
The As(s)teroid of Insults®™

The Stranger

Here it is…

Pretty recent. About 2 weeks ago.

Green Thumb

MCPON Simth is a turd.

The Stranger

I can’t add anything to that…


Small victories are still victories.


The only locker that those books belong is in Davy Jones Locker.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Even Davy Jones would get upset at the pollution of his seas with these books.



Prior Service

So was it updated on the normal recurring schedule, or off-cycle (like somebody said “get that >}^#% off the reading list NOW!!”)?


The purpose of reading should be to educate…NOT indoctrinate. BZ Big Navy. Now, if this decision will hold up…


I don’t like this.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like those particular books – but the CNO’s professional reading list should reflect the CNO’s personal experience with titles that will best guide naval leaders.

Neither inclusion nor exclusion of any work should be in response to public or political pressure.

All I get from this back-and-forth shit is that the CNO has never actually read many of the titles on his list.


With grudging respect for the Marine Corps, when Mattis recommended a book you knew, for an absolute certainty, he’d both read it and found value in it.


All I get from this back-and-forth shit is that the CNO has never actually read many of the titles on his list.

Nobody does.

The Stranger

He probably should.

Green Thumb

Did the coloring books still make the cut?

The Stranger

No. Since the Marine Corps is part of the Department of the Navy (the Men’s Department), they can’t include coloring books due to Marines propensity to eat crayons. 🤣

Wow…burned two services in one sentence!



If you haven’t read Sun Tzu, Mahan, or von Clausewitz then you’re slacking.

The Stranger

All kidding aside, you’re right about your choices in martial literature.


Less required reading and more maintenance and material condition upkeep, Ships I’ve been on lately are rusty P.O.S. compared to what the levels we maintained around 95-05.

The Stranger

Oh shit, actually doing PMCS? No! That makes too much sense…


Way back when I was actually doing something useful (infantry platoon sergeant), the Army recommended reading list included “Starship Troopers” and “Once an Eagle.” Good choices by somebody.