The U.S. military’s pilot ranks are being pinched between two forces: a booming commercial aviation industry that is scooping up mid-career pilots and the after-effects of a seven-year shortfall in funding to train new pilots. The issue came to light in March 2017, when Air Force Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, Army Maj. Gen. Erik Peterson, Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Mark Brilakis and Navy Vice Adm. Robert Burke alerted the House Armed Services Committee. Grosso discussed the Air Force’s ...

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