To quote from the above article:
“The Department of Defense (DOD) already completed a comprehensive assessment of the cost and time needed to complete developmental testing in the System...
You are absolutely correct. I'm not sure where some of these comments came from, nor am I clear as to their purpose.
The problem with having two separate career paths, one for pilots and one for management, is that you wind up with mostly MBA-oriented types in upper management and proportionately fewer pilots....
Personal insult is the refuge of those who run short of logic.