SUSPENDED COLONEL AT FORT BLISS GETS THE
Army COL Thomas Munsey had been garrison commander at Fort Bliss, Tex. for only four months when the hammer was dropped on his head.
The first FA officer in many years to hold that post had hardly unpacked his bags before he was suddenly suspended last month. Now he has been fired at the conclusion of a hush-hush investigation.
The PAO shop has erected a stonewall, giving few details - and causing much speculation on post - as to why the colonel was dumped so quickly by MAJ GEN Steve Twitty.
All we were told, was the commanding general pulled the trigger on Munsey for "a lack of trust and confidence in the bird colonel, who had arrived at Bliss in June.
POSSIBLE LINK TO TIME MUNSEY
Our CI's have been hard at work trying to find out the real story, and now we can tell you informed sources believe it has something to do with the fact that prior to coming to Texas, COL Munsey graduated from the Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
We are not ready yet to say exactly what kind of "misconduct" occurred there, but, as one senior officer told a MCC investigator: "Munsey hasn't been here long enough to make enemies at Bliss. His troubles may stem from his time at the AWC."
A curtain of silence has descended on this career-ending action, and all the Army will say is they are with-holding more details due to the "Privacy Act." It must be pretty smelly for them to resort to that, when every trooper at Fort Bliss knows the garrison commander has been dumped.
Munsey is no West Point ring-knocker. He graduated Army ROTC at East Tennessee State University and has 22 years in the Army. The colonel served two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and prior to this year, had a clean service record.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: -- We urge our many readers at Fort Bliss and Carlisle Barracks to get back to us ASAP with any INTEL you have on this case. Your identity will be protected. Thank you.]
|"TWISTING IN THE WIND" - GARRISON COMMANDER
AT FORT BLISS REMOVED "PENDING COMPLETION
OF INVESTIGATION" - COL THOMAS MUNSEY WAS
ON JOB LESS THAN FOUR MONTHS - SPECULATION
RUNS WILD AT HUGE TEXAS ARMY INSTALLATION