John Wigle, a former F-15 fighter pilot and current program analyst in the Air Force’s operations, plans and requirements directorate, said the problem is simply an inability to put enough trained people through the military pipeline. He added that life as a fighter pilot, while often thrilling, is grueling.
“People have no idea how hard it is when you have to move your family all the time,” he said. “Military life is not for everyone.”
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