How the Marine Corps Could Better Handle IAS
MARINE CORPS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT COMMAND QUANTICO VA
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A GAO report states, All pilot candidates must complete basic flight training, lasting one to two years, to earn their initial qualifications, or wings. According to DOD, the cost to train each military pilot through basic flight training is about one million dollars the cost to fully train a pilot with the requisite operational experience can be more than nine million dollars. For the Marine Corps to invest nine million dollars in a pilot only to send himher on a Marine Expeditionary Force MEF directed individual augmentee IA billet is a waste of resources. This has happened many times at the most critical point in a pilots career. The Marine Corps must change the way these IAs are being assigned to aviators because of the effects these billets have on pilots training, qualifications, career progression, and fleet readiness. I believe that if the Marine Corps would adopt a similar program and attitude the Navy has, these negative factors and perspectives would change significantly.
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