Fingers came and talked to us at Misawa. We asked him that direct question.
He actually said he wanted to lessen it to 8 years active duty..and 6 years in the reserves. So yes, more years total in commitment.
Allow AF pilots to fly for the Airlines but still hold on to that experience an extra 4 years..
Let me know if I'm completely out of line, but having an inherent dangerous job, working 14+ hour days, and flying a jet that requires more skill that working at a desk=should equal more pay. I'm making as much money as a COMM officer (who works half that)? Doesn't seem right to me. I'm not all about the money and would even take a pay cut at this point to fly for the Airlines as soon as I'm done with my 10.
Don't just patch the problem with $30K plus bonus's at the 10 plus year point after I'm burned out.