REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. — A shift in Army aviation strategy has led Staff Sgt. Brody Rasor to make a change in his military occupational specialty mid-way through his career.
With 12 years experience as an Army OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter technician, Rasor is now setting his sights on becoming an unmanned aircraft vehicle operator. He made the career change after Army leadership decided to discontinue use of the Kiowa Warrior. The end of Kiowa helicopters comes as part of an Armywide shift in its helicopter fleet to cut costs and reduce the various types of helicopters in service.