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The outlook for military workers, including military pilots, is expected to be good through 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Approximately 155,000 new enlistees and officers must join annually to fill vacated spots. In recent years some branches, such as the navy, have fallen short of meeting their recruitment goals, and opportunities in these branches should be steady. However, the drawdown from recent conflicts will reduce the need for some active-duty personnel. While political and economic conditions will have an influence on the military's duties and employment outlook, it is a fact that the country will always need military pilots, both for defense and to protect its interests and citizens around the world.