DID COLONEL BECOME "TOXIC LEADER" AFTER SHE
What to do when your over-weight commander fails the tape test? Look the other way and try and avoid trouble for yourself, or do the right thing and hold them to the same standard the troops have to meet?
A "toxic leader" investigation at the facility turned up statements from staff that Lock tried to pressure them to violate regulations and let her squeak by, even though one look at her, and you know she's had too many jelly donuts.
Kudos to the Army TIMES for obtaining a copy of the investigative report on Lock. It showed the 26-year Army veteran ruled her 800 officers and enlisted members with "an iron fist." The colonel's own sergeant major, a female, dubbed her boss a "dictator," and another source called Lock an "abusive bully."
NO FREE PASS FOR THE FAT COLONEL
It was the health center's first sergeant who quietly conferred with superior officers in the chain-of-command about "pressures" from the angry boss to falsify the tape results.
Thankfully, the higher-ups had enough integrity to say "no way," and ordered Lock's records to be immediately "flagged." Shortly thereafter, Lock was removed from command.
The rotund colonel didn't help herself by always doing her APFT test out-of-sight of unit members, then, allegedly, penciling in whatever result she desired.
The only equality she showed, according to SGT MAJ Shelia Adams, was in the way she brutalized and belittled everyone under her.
Lock remains on suspension. She had been running McDonald since July 2013. Want to lay a bet she will never have another command? For the vast majority of her former staff, that's just fine with them.