I served in the Navy for 10 years and I never once considered becoming an RDC.
The Air Force this month will begin handpicking technical sergeants and master sergeants for mandatory duty as military training instructors at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, where the service’s training program for new recruits has been rocked by a widening sex scandal.
The nonvoluntary selection process is aimed at boosting military training instructor numbers and filling those slots with more experienced and mature airmen, Air Force officials said in a Friday news release.
The Air Force will still consider volunteer applicants for instructor duty, but acceptance of staff sergeants, who currently make up about half of the instructor pool, “will be by exception,” according to the news release.
“Low manning may have allowed misconduct to go unnoticed, but investigation results indicated that other factors may have contributed to the problem, including maturity and experience levels,” Col. Deborah Landry, chief of the Air Force Personnel Center’s Airman Assignments Division, was quoted in the news release as saying.- Stars and Stripes
The trouble with nonvoluntary selection is that the personnel chosen may not be very motivated for their new jobs. That could lead to different problems other than the one of female recruits being sexually assaulted or coerced into having sex with their training instructors. I know the Air Force has to address the problems at Lackland but I’m not sure if this is going to work.