In “Embracing Change” (AW&ST May 14, p. 45) the sentence about the atrophy of targeting capability being linked to specialized personnel who are assigned to unrelated tasks between operations, struck a familiar chord. This is not only an Air Force problem. It plagued the Marine Corps' aviation units as well. As an ordnance chief, I was in a constant dance to keep personnel trained and up-to-speed so operations officers could have pilots qualify or re-qualify with both new and old ...


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