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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Yeaaaaa I don’t buy that “cw2 is supposed to be an expert” stuff. A non tracked non PC CW2 is a liability because the rank has high expectations, but a 1LT fresh out of flight school isn’t? And if anyone tries explaining to me that 2 short years is what it takes for you to become a subject matter expert as a pilot…I must just be an idiot then because this job must not be hard at all. Again other branches seem to pull off the small gap between winging and promotion just fine. Any fighter pilot you’ve ever seen was close to o-3 by the time they got to their unit. Not to mention if O grades aren’t effected by this and neither are reserve and guard warrants…….if you don’t see where I’m going, those 3 groups make up maybe half of our flight community. So only half our aviators need to be seasoned before receiving a promotion? and let’s take this further then. Special forces Q course is also pretty long. The enlisted guys come in off the streets and 1.5 years later they are SGTs without any non Tradoc experience. Should those guys get similar treatment?

Thursday, September 23, 2021

When I went through flight school there were long bubbles in training. I spent 23 months at Rucker with no class recycles or anything, just weeks to months of delays between every class along the way. I pinned W2 about two months after getting to my first unit. There is some justification to the Army's reasoning even though it sucks to lose the money. Even though a lot of us were NCOs we know next to nothing about how to do our jobs leaving flight school. A CW2 is supposedly a subject matter expert and the tech warrants have a huge advantage over us in that aspect since they are continuing in mostly the same career fields they previously served as NCOs in. An aviator CW2 a few months out of flight school has none of that expertise and performs the job at the level of a brand new W1. I'm not saying it doesn't suck or that I wouldn't be butthurt if it affected me.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

And write your member of Congress. Just a reminder our beloved new PT test was suspended by congress so let your people know.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Can only laugh at this point.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Big assumption here is that it doesn’t effect Thedude’s wallet so why are we complaining about it. There was a decrease in flight pay increase in the seniors. Fact. Flight school has become much longer than what you probably remember because of the COVID setbacks and large gaps in between courses because of wait time between classes and mandatory quarantines. Like the 3-4 month average going from WOCS to WOBC. That must be their fault as a student though right…. I could see this being more useful for a “high school to flight school student” who doesn’t have leadership experience within the ranks of being in the military. Those of us that have experience as NCO’s with extra billets know how to manage the workload. So from the time you make it out of flight school. 1.5 years. Adding 2 years for the reset….3.5 as a WO1….. waiting then think about the distances gap between CW2-CW3 compared to our Tech warrants lol. +6 if your lucky. 8.5 years…. retention tome in the CW3 just to be eligible to retire by 20. BTW who exactly does this target? Just the warrants not the regular officer promotions.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Figured it was coming, but was hoping it wouldn’t. New Army directive will reset aviator warrant officer date of rank

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Write your congressman ladies and gents.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

And what about the active duty guys ? I assume it takes much less time for them.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The Army will come up with all kinds of fancy sounding justifications but it all boils down to saving some money. They don't care about us at all which is evident by the way they've been treating pilots for the last 20+ years. That said, I'm still getting paid more for doing way less work and dealing with way less bullshit than when I was a NCO. Just wait until you guys are tracked and actually working hard and get to watch the mouth breathing oxygen thief retard get promoted to W3 like everyone else and get the same paycheck as you while contributing nothing other than keeping CG in limits.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

If someone can give me a TACTICAL PURPOSE to the rank reset ill shut right up sacrifice for the greater good is the military’s jam but the way it looks to me all things considered (increased adso, decrease WOJG flight pay, longer time as a WOJG) is this is a strong arm way to force rentention.