EMBATTLED COMMAND CHIEF AT 55TH WING
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Judging from our mail, and what's been said on some other news sites, Air Force Chief M/Sgt. William W. Thomaston Jr. doesn't have a whole lot of friends.
The newly dumped former command chief at the 55th Wing, Offutt AFB in Nebraska, allegedly ran roughshod over a good many people on his way up the promotion ladder. Now, he may get to hear from them as he slides his way down.
The 28-year USAF top NCO was fired by wing commander, Col. Gregory Guillot. The full bird said he canned Thomaston because he "can no longer effectively carry out his duties."
The white-haired chief master sergeant's troubles began late last year when his wife Robin filed for a protection order against her husband. She told Sarpy County District Court that the E-9 had struck her in the face during a Christmas Eve quarrel and had verbally abused her and their two children.
Since then, Mrs. Thomaston has stated she wants to reconcile with the ex-command chief.
ONE EX-COLLEAGUE CALLS IT "KARMA"
In the meantime, e-mails have been sent hither and yon describing Chief M/Sgt. Thomaston in blistering terms. "Egomaniac" was one of the kindest comments we saw.
A fellow top enlisted man, Chief M/Sgt. Don Rupp, put it this way: "I worked with Bill Thomaston at Edwards AFB . . . and he was the command chief.
"He tore down the enlisted corps., especially the 1Sgts. and senior NCOs. (Thomaston) is very deserving of this action (being fired). Bill's former wing commander at Edwards should have relieved him.
"I reported Thomaston's poor leadership and bully tactics to his boss and the AFMC command chief, but nothing was done."
Rupp called Thomaston's removal at the 55th Wing an example of Karma. "Bill got what he deserved," he said.