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Lt. Jack Rittichier and the legacy of Vietnam

Lt. Jack Rittichier

Henry Rittichier visits the Vietnam Memorial Wall where the name of his brother Coast Guard Lt. Jack Columbus Rittichier's name is listed on Oct. 5, 2003. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tom Sperduto. A 34-year-old Coast Guard pilot flew above the war-torn Republic of Vietnam with many uncertainties on his mind.

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100 Years of Naval Aviation: Why diversity matters in flight

Lt. Cmdr. Pittman

In the late 80s, a series of airline accidents led the Federal Aviation Administration and National Aeronautics and Space Administration to take a hard look at human factors and how interpersonal communication and decision-making could be taught to improve airline safety. What followed was one of the greatest safety advances in aviation – crew resource management.