Monthly Archives May 2000

Letter to the AF Times from Col Buddy Knox

May 15 2000 Air Force Times

PARARESCUE CAREERS

I saw in the April 3 issue that the Air Force was considering a plan to create a pararescue officer career track (“Pararescue officer plan delayed” News Breaks) I applaud the idea, but there is another career track that should be given careful study. The Air Force has need an Air Liaison officer track for years, and as far as I can tell, it hasn’t seriously considered the concept. There is an entire career field of enlisted Air Force Warriors (1C4X0) who have no career officers to lead them.

Leadership in air support operations squadrons and groups turns over 100 percent every two years with rated officers who most likely have never been ALOs and don’t particularly want to be...

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