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- Fight pilots have called the shots in the Air Force some time.
- But the orientation toward fighter pilots may be hindering the service’s ability to innovate and adjust to new challenges.
The Air Force has been long dominated by y-pilots-decline-bonuses-to-keep-flying-overall-bonus-take-rates-tick-up-slightly/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>fighter pilots at its senior leadership levels, but as careers in the service have become more diverse, a change in promotion preferences may be required to foster the innovation culture that also defines the service.
As it stands, the mass of fighter pilots in high-level leadership roles creates a hierarchy within the service, with fighter pilots first, bombers second and other specializations after, according to a recent Rand study sponsored by the Defense Department’s Office of Net Assessment.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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