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GAO examined whether the Air Force is reducing the number of pilots in its force structure in the most cost-effective manner.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|Department of Defense||1. The Secretary of Defense should direct the Secretary of the Air Force to reinstate delayed entry into the UPT program for pilot candidates until enough cockpit assignments become available to absorb these pilots. Reinstating this practice will have the effect of lengthening the pilots' stay in the service, unless they choose to exercise other options such as leaving active duty service before entering the UPT program or remaining in a nonflying position.|