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pawnman last won the day on June 12

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  1. pawnman

    Promotion and PRF Information

    No skeletons, but no special duties either. He was the chief of OGV and one of like 4 line dudes qualified in the glass cockpit upgrade at the time. My community is especially bad for it, because we are told we are too undermanned and too critical to do any kind of career broadening... Then we are punished for doing nothing but flying the line. Functional won't release me to go anywhere, but big Air Force is upset I've never been anywhere but in the cockpit. I'm having some real epiphanies about Catch-22.
  2. pawnman

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Wow... Mine looks so different. You've stacked all the stats on a single line. My community really pushes the C-method, putting a strat at the beginning of each line if you have enough to fill the whole thing.
  3. pawnman

    Promotion and PRF Information

    They won't tell you to remove the line, but they also won't tell you it's worthless. One of the guys with the most combat time in my community was the guy who got RIFed. Meanwhile, my OG/CC had about 100 combat hours... In an aircraft where the average combat sortie is 12-16 hours.
  4. pawnman

    Promotion and PRF Information

    I also have combat hours and combat sorties on the PRF. It's another symptom of "you promote what you value". Mask deployments, and you'll promote people who don't deploy.
  5. pawnman

    C-130 down near Savannah, GA

    3. He neglected the most basic of multi-engine aircraft emergency procedures, destroyed a flyable aircraft, and killed an entire crew, when he could have easily brought that aircraft around the pattern at the appropriate speeds and made an appropriate landing. Hell, briefing abort criteria could have kept the plane on the ground in the first place. Hand it back to maintenance 10 minutes later and tell them to try again while you go visit the bars in Savannah.
  6. pawnman

    The Next President is...

    There's always another notch.
  7. pawnman

    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    I would care if someone said that to a woman in my squadron. And others would certainly care when you called her that at the step desk or back in the student longue.
  8. pawnman

    Promotion and PRF Information

    What if it just says SQ/CC followed by X...?
  9. pawnman

    Promotion and PRF Information

    That appears to be the bottom line... The box the senior rater checks is far more important than what the push line says.
  10. pawnman

    Military Pilot Shortage and Aero Clubs

    Oh, the ones that cost more than a four-year degree?
  11. pawnman

    Promotion and PRF Information

    This is why splitting AFSCs on promotion boards would be helpful. It prevents flyers from having to compete with guys who are sitting or graduated squadron commanders in the same year group.
  12. pawnman

    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    Worked with someone who had to do a CDI. Basically, a 20-30 minute brief with the legal office, then they turn you loose to collect evidence.
  13. pawnman

    Military Pilot Shortage and Aero Clubs

    But if we can get the initial training for those volunteers while they pay for it, seems like we could reduce or eliminate IFS for them, saving money and time in the pipeline.
  14. pawnman

    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    My favorite part is we spend all our time on here complaining about piss-poor leadership. Then whenever leadership is removed for cause, there's always a brigade of people calling the guy who got removed "the best commander I ever worked for" and saying "it wasn't the commander, it was his subordinates". I wonder which leadership the board actually thinks deserves to be removed. Because if this is the kind of environment guys are cheering for...holy hell, what's left to remove someone that the salty aviators of BODN would actually agree with?
  15. pawnman

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Do you think that will force your commanders to be chosen later/higher ranking?