USA—Air Force Short Of Staffing Targets For UAV Crews

Government Accountability Office | 06/29/2020

The Government Accountability Office has just released a report outlining the Air Force's shortfalls in maintaining its uncrewed aerial vehicle workforce. In addition to a shortage of pilots and sensor operators, the service lacks data on predicting crew retention rates and has failed to identify the number instructor positions needed to meet its personnel requirements, said the report published on June 25. The lack of instructor personnel in particular is the result of the Air Force...

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