Hello gentlemen, it has been awhile! I have been off busy training and actually doing a lot of reading. Just thought I would throw up a few books I have gone through that you may or may not have heard of, that I was told to read and am now happy I did. There are of course a ton of others but these are fairly new and I found enlightened me on things I had never thought about. Basically the top three are: Leading from the front - Richard Dannatt An interesting book since only about 1/4 of the book is actually about leading troops into battle, (which I think most junior officers feel 99% of their career is going to consist of) And instead is about the politics that surrounds the military, especially right up the top, and how dependent the military is on the government (very often not a good thing) Wars,Guns & Votes Democracy in Dangerous places - Paul Collier Not actually a military book at all, but if you are joining the military now, I feel there is a damn good chance you are going to be working in a developing country and probably doing some kind of instillation or protection of democracy. Forgotten Voices of the Falklands - Hugh McManners A step by step run though of the Falklands, but not written as a narrative but first person accounts all worked together to tell the story, very interest since you get the view of people all the way up and down the chain of command. Any way just thought these might be worth a look at, I was told to read them by a serving officer and I am happy they were pointed out to me.