Peterson: Funding instability threatens recovery efforts for aviation

By Courtney McBride / March 30, 2017 at 12:19 PM
The Army is taking a comprehensive approach to addressing "a significant inventory gap" in aviation warrant officers in the active component that risks spreading to the reserve components, a service official informed lawmakers. Maj. Gen. Erik Peterson, who heads the aviation directorate on the Army staff, told the House Armed Services military personnel subcommittee March 29: "Out of necessity, we've prioritized short-term readiness over long-term recruiting and training. We simply could not afford to train the number of new pilots...

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