Air Force Lt. General Gina Grosso released a statement saying that a stop-loss order is not being considered in dealing with their pilot shortages. A stop-loss is used to force ‘critical need’ military members to stay in beyond their scheduled commitment date.

Stop-loss is not a part of the Air Force’s retention strategy, as we expect the monetary and non-monetary tools we have implemented will attract and retain a mission-ready force,” Grosso said. “There has been no consideration of implementing any type of stop-loss for any career field.”

Goldfein also closed the door on stop-loss at a Heritage Foundation discussion Wednesday.