Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Trade Union: Poor Training Planning in Air Force

Jan Kleian, president of the military trade union ACOM, says that the poor planning and training of new personnel creates ongoing shortages in personnel in the air force. As an example he noted that training for the job of loadmaster – the person responsible for loading and unloading helicopters – takes 36 months while 12-14 is the norm. This leads to many people withdrawing their candidacy for the course.

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