This document considers whether and how the military workforce can be used more
efficiently. Specifically, it examines inter
-Service differences in staffing philosophy to address
possible adoption by the other Services of the Army’s approach to its helicopter pilot workforce,
where over half of pilots (who are warrant officers) spend the overwhelming majority of their
Our research finds that such adoption could lead to training costs
being reduced by
over $100 million per year. Pilot inventories could also be reduced or pilot shortfalls ameliorated.