Medium lift EELVs may still play a role in manned space flight. To be considered for manned flight, medium lift EELVs must address the short comings in their current boost assist motors. Two options exist: redesign and requalify the solid rocket motors. Replace solid rocket motors (SRMs) with hybrid rocket motors. Hybrid rocket motors are an attractive alternative. They are safer than SRMs. The TRL's Lockheed Martin Small Launch Vehicle booster development substantially lowers the development risk, cost risk, and the schedule risk for developing hybrid boost assist for EELVs. Hybrid boosters testability offsets SRMs higher inherent reliability.Hybrid booster development and recurring costs are lower than SRMs. Performance gains are readily achieved.