Accession Number : ADA322243

Title :   Creating a Pilot Corps for the 21st Century.

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

PDF Url : ADA322243

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : The U.S. armed services are undergoing a fundamental reshaping and restructuring, driven by tighter budgets, new security challenges, new technology, and selective reliance on reserves. The Air Force, for example, has reduced pilot ranks by a third since 1986 in response to Pentagon belt tightening. While these changes will affect all military services, their impact on the supply of active duty and reserve pilots in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy and on the experience levels of pilots in those services may be particularly direct and imminent. Because the Air Force has trained an insufficient number of pilots recently, its demand for pilots will outpace supply in the near future. Moreover, its pilot ranks will be characterized by imbalances in levels of experience through the beginning of the next century. Such an outcome will be a reversal of the adequate supply of pilots that the Air Force has had for the past decade or more.

Descriptors :   *PILOTS, *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, *PERSONNEL RETENTION, MILITARY RESERVES, HUMAN RESOURCES, COMBAT READINESS, NAVAL PERSONNEL, OPERATIONAL READINESS, MANPOWER UTILIZATION, MANPOWER, ACTIVE DUTY, MILITARY DOWNSIZING.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE