Experienced Technicians Matter
By Commander Matthew T. Ventimiglia, U.S. Navy
There are many aspects to aviation readiness. None is more significant, however, than having experienced aircrew and technicians. The mission of the Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE) is to “sustain required current readiness and advance future warfighting capabilities at best possible cost.” Current and projected fiscal landscapes demand efficiencies and maximum return on investment more than ever before. Not only are our people our most expensive resource, but they also have the most impact on generating combat readiness. Ensuring the NAE uses its people most efficiently is an obvious means to maximize cost-effective readiness.