CHAPTER 7

IMPACT OF INDIVIDUAL READINESS LEVELS ON UNIT STATUS

Both unit status and individual RL status are a concern of aviation unit commanders. Simply stated, one depends very much on the other. This chapter addresses the relationship between individual RL status and unit status.

7-1. UNIT STATUS CONSIDERATIONS

a. Commanders determine their unit's overall status based on an assessment of the unit's capability to accomplish its assigned mission. Measured resources used to compute the overall unit C-level are described in AR 220-1. They include--

• Training.

• Personnel.

• Equipment on hand.

• Equipment readiness.

b. In addition to measured resources, commanders must consider other factors such as morale, discipline, availability of critical equipment, and presence of qualified key personnel.

c. The combat capability of certain units may also depend on crew proficiency. To more accurately reflect unit combat readiness, commanders may need to determine the link between crew and unit readiness. This information, however, is not required on unit status reports.

7-2. AVIATOR STATUS AND UNIT STATUS RELATIONSHIP

a. The status of aviation unit training depends largely on the status of individual training. Per AR 220-1, units with aircraft pacing items enter the aviator training T-level on the unit status report. Figure 7-1 shows aviator training T-level ratings. The T-level rating provides meaningful information for the entire chain of command.

b. The unit aviator training T-level is a major factor in determining how many days the unit needs to train to standard on METL tasks. Commanders use the number of days along with the information in AR 220-1 to determine the overall training T-level.

T-1 Not less than 85 percent of full MTOE-required aviators are RL 1 in their primary aircraft.
T-2 Not less than 75 percent of full MTOE-required aviators are RL 1 in their primary aircraft.
T-3 Not less than 65 percent of full MTOE-required aviators are RL 1 in their primary aircraft.
T-4 Does not meet minimum criteria for T-3.

Figure 7-1. Aviator training T-level ratings