CMSAF Leadership Library: October 2022

  • Published
  • Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs


As Airmen, we uphold a commitment to the Profession of Arms, which requires us to continually grow and develop ourselves and each other. I'm excited to share six new books that I believe will help you grow into your best version.

Our people will always remain our most competitive advantage, and I couldn't be more proud to serve alongside you.

Aim High - 

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force 





Appropriately named after a Russian super-hacker team, "Sandworm" is a chilling look into the vulnerabilities of our critical infrastructure and the implications of cyber and information warfare.

The Sun Does Shine

The Sun Does Shine

This gripping true story is an extraordinary testament to the power of hope, as it is sustained through even the darkest times.

Extreme OwnershipExtreme Ownership

As leaders, it is not only our role to own everything in our purview - it is our definitive responsibility. "Extreme Ownership" cuts to the fundamental core of why this concept is vitally important to organizations, teams and people.




As human beings, we have an innate desire for dignity. It is a driving motivation in families, communities, organizations and relationships. When there are gaps and violations of that dignity, we begin to see cracks in the foundations of our world.



If you want to go fast - go alone. If you want to go far - go together. Abby Wambach speaks to the heart of that in this book about setting a champion mindset, building a coaching culture, and revolutionizing leadership development.




Athena RisingAthena Rising

Effective mentorship is critical to any organization. "Athena Rising" speaks openly and directly about how men can develop that mindset when coaching and developing women.

TED Talks Daily

TED Talks Daily

From inspiration to creativity to overcoming adversity, there is always something of value to be found in this podcast.

Coaching for Leaders

Coaching for Leaders

The minute we stop growing as leaders is the minute we stop being leaders. This podcast helps me to recenter and refocus on what's important and move out stronger than ever.


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