"TWISTING IN THE WIND" - GARRISON COMMANDER
He's left to "twist in the wind."
COL Thomas Munsey has been removed from his job as Fort Bliss garrison commander pending "outcome of an on-going investigation."
That's all the PAO office would say.
The result of this is wild speculation at the huge Texas Army post. Even our CI's can't (as of press time) come up with the real reason Munsey's career has been so publicly destroyed.
GOOD RECORD, AT LEAST UP UNTIL NOW
Munsey - no West Point ring-knocker, he - is a graduate of East Tennessee State University and has been a longtime FA officer.
He successfully completed four combat tours - two to Iraq, and the other two in Afghanistan. The 22 year Army veteran seems to have had a stellar military career - at least until now.
We noted in the brief statement put out by the local flak, Munsey has been "suspended" and that "no additional information and details are available."
WHO WANTS TO RUIN THE COLONEL?
Why not wait until the "investigation" is finished before the rush to judgment? Could it be that Munsey, in the brief time he has been at Bliss, stepped on some big toes up the chain-of-command?
If this public humiliation was sexually-related, the powers-that-be would have included the word "personal" in front of "misconduct." One would think. But that is missing. So we and our "eyes on the ground" out there have to guess as to the unspecified charges.
Any INTEL on this our readers can give us is most welcome.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: -- There are garrison commanders, and then there are garrison commanders. We remember our old "pal" COL Mike "NO COMBAT" Colpo, onetime garrison commander at Carlisle Barracks. This West Point ring-knocker did 30 years active duty and oddly enough, never left the United States.
That's right, the gung-ho "chairBORNE Ranger" enjoyed clean sheets and hot coffee in the O-Club so much, he didn't do one day's duty overseas, much less in a combat-zone. But "NO COMBAT" sure was a good politician. Colpo got to be West Point chief-of-staff before retirement, while much more qualified colonels, holding the coveted CIB and Purple Heart, lost out on that plum job.
Read all about him (and try not to barf) in the related stories box below.]
LONGTIME AIDE TO GEN. OMAR BRADLEY
APPEALS TO RUMSFELD: "DON'T MAKE
COL MIKE "NO COMBAT" COLPO
CHIEF OF STAFF AT WEST POINT."
CHARLES HONEYCUTT SAYS BRADLEY
"WOULD NOT APPROVE" OF "CHICKEN" COLONEL'S
27 YEARS OF STATESIDE DUTY, FAILURE TO GO
ANYWHERE "IN HARM'S WAY" - COLPO "UNFIT"
TO WALK AMONG "WARRIORS" AT THE POINT
SAYS DISGUSTED GENERAL'S AIDE
|WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO WEST POINT?
WORKER IN DEAN'S OFFICE PLEADS GUILTY TO
MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD - GENERAL'S
SON BUSTED FOR DRUG DISTRIBUTION - RETIRED
COLONEL AND WEST POINT GRAD GETS PRISON
ON SEX CHARGES - WEST POINT MAJ FROM CLASS
OF 1997 ARRESTED FOR PRODUCTION OF CHILD
PORNOGRAPHY - COL "NO COMBAT" COLPO (THE
"CHAIRBORNE RANGER") MADE CHIEF-OF-STAFF
FORCE DENTIST AT LACKLAND NABBED
FOR VIEWING CHILD PORN ON HOME COMPUTER
SET TO PLEAD GUILTY IN FEDERAL COURT
WORKED OUT DEAL WITH FEDS - CAPTAIN TO
BE SEPARATED FROM MILITARY, SOURCES SAY