Welcome to the main talk with James Cody, the chief of the air force. Chief chat is an opportunity for pilots around the world to contact the Air Force Chief Police officer directly by asking questions of concern to them.
Today we have a variety of questions from people in charge around the world, from cyber threats to compensation, to the Private Sergeant Assessment Committee, and all the information our pilots want to know.
Our first problem is related to educational welfare. Education is a key impetus for many American citizens in deciding to join the Army and many other reductions in the Department of Defense. Potential cuts and other educational programs offered by the Air Force will be discussed, what cuts will be made to the educational benefits of current and future Air Force members, and what possible improvements are being considered.
This is obviously obvious. We’ve been discussing this topic since we were quarantined, and when we had to suspend it, it’s important that we used the right words, we didn’t cut it, we suspended it for the time we had to comply with the law. I mean, we enter isolation. We can’t afford to spend money we don’t have, but we will fund it, so I think it’s important that all our pilots fully appreciate it and realize that we value education as much as men and women do.
There are at least three reasons for joining the army, and this has always been the case. We know it’s a power multiplier, so we make sure our pilots use tuition aid at the right time in their careers, not at odds with other priorities. Our Air Force has upgraded training or professional military education to ensure that we do not pursue multiple degrees in all fields.
In addition, you know the Department of Defense has made some demands on tuition aid, and compared with what most universities do, the minimum score for undergraduate and postgraduate courses requires tuition subsidies, so airlines are not short of commitment. The compulsory push continues to ensure that funds are available for tuition aid, and our Air Force Community College is still looking for opportunities for our pilots.
They have the opportunity. There is always a discussion of everything, not a budget, but there is no specific discussion of anything related to tuition aid or educational benefits within the department. I mean, a lot of people have seen some references to the commission’s report on retirement and compensation.
Here are some suggestions. When you talk about post 911 GI building, these are suggestions that have been provided to the service. We are now analysing that the Department of Defense will make recommendations to the President in the context of its services, and then Congress will take action on all of these, but this is not a specific service initiative in any form or form.
Our next problem is that I am a first-class Super League, and the US air force is also ours. This year, we see 1% pay increases in some areas and bah decline. Can you tell us why some pilots will see a reduction in compensation?
The reality is that we have not cut anything. We have been trying to clarify this point. In doing so, it is clear that we must move forward within the budget, in this tight fiscal environment, and slow growth in some areas.
In our service plan, there is a reduction in the budget. But when it comes to payments and benefits, it’s not the cuts that slow growth, it’s a one percent salary compared to her figure.
Getting rid of the money is going to be less. Slowing growth is something we have to do. It’s a challenging time in the Defense Department. In such an environment, it is necessary to continue to maintain this full volunteer force and ensure that compensation is reasonable. I think it’s important for us to understand that from 2001 to 2012, our payments and benefits increased by about 40%. I think everyone can understand that we can not sustain this growth.
Without any formal or formal hints or hints, our pilots and their families are not eligible for every payment or benefit they receive today, and they are not, and we are in the right place. But in the coming years and in the current financial environment, we must slow down the growth rate.
So you don’t suddenly buy something, next year we’ll reduce it, and you don’t have enough until you move to a new place, there may be new prices. It may be less. I mean maybe you will not change at other people’s time.
On average, this year everyone’s BH is the way, which is a few percent of the total income of about $17 a month, which some people always see and what you always have, even if we’re not talking about any kind of slowdown in BH growth. We have been testing the housing cost of Aries, which is the way BH fluctuates over time. Sometimes it increases, sometimes decreases. It is only based on the average cost of living that housing areas will be rehoused in the area where you live.
Let’s switch here and talk about some of our young pilots. The question I’m asking you, sir, is that the Air Force’s new standards are changing now – higher standards and higher expectations. As a senior pilot and a new NCO, how do we get in touch with the new generation of pilots entering the air force? What do you suggest, sir?
We always adhere to high standards. I do not believe that our standards are higher than our previous standards. The country wants us to be able to meet these high standards, but I do think we are developing because as time goes on, our expectations are rising. Because our pilots are more capable, we invest more in pilots. They brought more things, and from the day they stepped into the uniform, there were more capable people than they were.
When I came here more than 30 years ago, I thought we had to admit that, and that was the point. I think it is important that we continue to develop like everything else. Vols isn’t stuck in this idea. It’s the way we’ve done it in 30 years and the best way it works.
As young men and women come to our air force today, I think we’re learning something, and they teach us that you have to admit them in different ways. Maybe we recognize people who have strengthened their services before, so we will not lower anyone’s standards. We will adhere to the highest standard, because the country adheres to our ISO standard.
But how do we use, recognize and appreciate the value of young men and women entering the service and their families that must change and develop? I think they have brought a lot of skills, they have more abilities than previous generations, because society is developing young men and women with greater abilities.
It’s about giving them respect. They should treat him in the right way, acknowledging what they’ve brought, and building it up from then on, you’ll feel it. Our air force will continue to achieve greater success.
But I think this is a step back for our frontline supervisors and all our leaders and RFs to understand that everyone is an individual and that they are part of a larger team.
They have to try to fight it, but they have to adapt to this military lifestyle, adhere to our air force or values, and achieve its service significance. However, we do not appreciate who they are and what they bring, and we do not make full use of their practical ability.
So, I think this is a relationship. I think you have to know what’s important to them, where their strengths are, where their weaknesses are, and what their goals are in their service and life. If you do this in a real way and they know you care about them, we will face all these challenges.
Our next question is from a senior pilot. He wants to know about network security. As cyber threats increase, do you think the Air Force is ready for future cyber threats? Do you foresee that any officer plans to turn a soldier into a network officer?
The field of network is constantly developing and trying to stand in the front. This curve is very challenging. It’s challenging for us when you think about how many people are in the field and everyone in our room is capable of working in it, but I think we’re ready and getting ready to go to the front end of the field to respond to any threat that exists to make sure I’m there. They have the ability to operate in the domain if necessary.
You know we’re dominant among potential competitors, and we’ve done a lot of work in the Air Force, especially with a Bravo in the professional field, our list of network operators, trained very professionally to operate in this field. We are not talking about any specific plans for our air force. In order to become a cyber official, we will train the cadres we need, so there are certainly many opportunities in the cyber world.
Speaking of Internet, let’s talk about social media. Someone asked the Promotion Committee on Facebook. What are the factors and Xbox factors of the chief Sergeant evaluation?
So it keeps coming up as a question, and we’re happy to answer it because we’re close, I mean, the board is here this spring, and I know our technicians are worried about it, and if I can comfort them I’ll do it again in the same way.
We didn’t add anything, we wanted our pilots to work hard and do the best we could, and we’d recognize that by looking at their records and making sure we got the right orders.
I say this because I want to make it clear that we are not going to a commission for the promotion of sergeant commander. We know that orders will be different by participating in the board process. We have completed the test and verified it. It gives us the opportunity to ensure that we look at the entire record, or that we can look at the entire record for excellent continuous performance, which is very important to us. When we got back to that point, I made the theory of evolution.
We’re buying and using the same process, so it’s about moving forward and making sure we use a process that clearly allows the organization to identify people and ensure that we get orders. But initially, in this transformation, it is important that everyone knows that nothing has been added.
We just want you to do your best and acknowledge the board process and everyone is experiencing it. At the same time, it will be fair and just. They have 108 days of EPR because we know if we give them another 12 days, which could be significant. It will ensure that no one is at a disadvantage, that we take care of everyone, so that everyone can walk in a level playing field.
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