The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel scheduled a hearing for Wednesday to address a shortage in military pilots.
Scheduled as witnesses were:
- Lieutenant General Mark A. Brilakis
Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, United States Marine Corps
- Vice Admiral Robert P. Burke
Chief of Naval Personnel, United States Navy
- Lieutenant General Gina M. Grosso
Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Personnel Services, United States Air Force
- Major General Erik C. Peterson
Director, Army Aviation, United States Army
Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said last year that the military is losing pilots to the private sector, creating a shortage.
The 2017 Index of U.S. Military Power says the Air Force has a shortage of 700 pilots and 4,000 maintainers.