Accession Number : ADA321933

Title :   DoD Aviator Positions: Training Requirements and Incentive Pay Could be Reduced.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA321933

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The services designate certain positions as nonflying positions to be filled by aviators. According to service officials, the duties of the nonflying positions require skills that only aviators possess. Additionally, the positions provide career diversification opportunities for aviators. Incumbents in nonflying positions receive the same compensation benefits as aviators in flying positions. Our review of nonflying positions focused on (1) the number of aviators (pilots and navigators) that are assigned to nonflying positions in the Army, the Navy, the Marine Corps, and the Air Force; (2) the amount of aviation career incentive pay (Acip) and aviation continuation pay (AcP) paid to aviators in nonflying positions; (3) whether the services implement Acip and AcP uniformly; and (4) whether the nonflying positions affect the number of aviators the services plan to train to meet future requirements.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *CAREERS, *SALARIES, *PERSONNEL RETENTION, *AVIATION PERSONNEL, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, SKILLS, MILITARY TRAINING, MOTIVATION, COMPENSATION, BENEFITS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE