If anybody wants a synopsis of Maj Gen Wills briefing today at Vance.... - UPT is great work. (I don’t disagree, I happen to like it) - Retention is his problem, not ours. So we should do the best we can do teaching students. - He acted as if he had never heard of considering pro pay for pilots., when compared to doctors and how they get paid. He half serious asked how many of us new how to perform medical procedures as if they are on another level. I wanted to ask how many of them know how to fly but I’ll admit I don’t have the stones to do something like that. - He said that $35k was really good for the bonus. - He said they couldn’t compete with airlines. (I don’t disagree but they could at least try... somewhat) - He said if someone wants to get out that they should and he’s fine with that and wouldn’t try to get them to stay. Basically stating what’s done is done and not seeing if anything could be done to keep them in. - He said the way they can make things better is to get rid of the queepy stuff and gave an example of how many regs have been gotten rid of. I don’t know what I expected him to say. My opinion to how he discussed retention was that we shouldn’t worry about it and honestly that he doesn’t care that much. He, again in my opinion, said that we should be doing this for service and if we wanted more than that, we should seek greener pastures. Honestly pretty disheartening to hear how he discussed it thinking about future pilots. We can produce all the pilots in the world but if we don’t have any older/experienced guys around, we can never produce the the seasoned ACs/Flight Leads/IPs that the Air Force needs.