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Thunderbird 1: relieved of command after loss of confidence

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Thunderbird 1: relieved of command after loss of confidence

Post by reaper493 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:21 pm

Seen on twitter.

Think this chap was ex Lakenheath if I remember rightly ?

http://airshowstuff.com/v4/2017/thunder ... onfidence/

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Re: Thunderbird 1: relieved of command after loss of confide

Post by Ghastly Whisper » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:54 pm

Reading between the lines, what would we be thinking the real reason is? power trip perhaps?
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Re: Thunderbird 1: relieved of command after loss of confide

Post by page_verify » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:45 pm

Is the reason on the lines? "Lost confidence in his leadership and risk management style”.

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Re: Thunderbird 1: relieved of command after loss of confide

Post by big john » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:49 pm

It does sound a bit vindictive. especially leaving it till the end of the season. Maybe they had a "personality" clash :halo: :)
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Re: Thunderbird 1: relieved of command after loss of confide

Post by Ghastly Whisper » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:13 pm

page_verify wrote:Is the reason on the lines? "Lost confidence in his leadership and risk management style”.
what does that actualy mean? I have no confidence in my dog taking itself for a walk, doesnt mean i'm going to swap it for another one. No, theres a very good reason for him being sacked, has to be a real good one, it is after all the end of the guys career and its not a decision to be taken lightly.

risk management style? loose cannon perhaps?
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Re: Thunderbird 1: relieved of command after loss of confide

Post by page_verify » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:32 pm

Perhaps the comments used are less familiar to those outside of the business world. My suggestion would be that the chap was happy to knowingly shrug off, accept or even encourage dangerous practices. In other words, he was sacked for doing something inexcusable. I’d imagine just what would be boring to most of us but the BaseOps forum might have something if anyone really wants to know.

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Re: Thunderbird 1: relieved of command after loss of confide

Post by Bluetail » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:00 am

I reckon some or most of the other pilots have probably turned on him, F-16 mafia not caring too much for someone from the F-15 community getting such a high profile job, even so that's his USAF flying career done for now. No one ever comes back from being relieved of duty (sacked) in the modern era.
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Re: Thunderbird 1: relieved of command after loss of confide

Post by bizfreeq » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:01 am

It does quite clearly say the following, taken from the second link above:
Concerns emerged that his approach to leading the team increased risks and eroded team dynamics, they said.

“Acting on these concerns, General Leavitt determined that new leadership was necessary to ensure the highest levels of pride, precision and professionalism within the team,” said Maj. Malinda Singleton, an Air Force spokesperson.
Doesn't sound vindictive at all to me!
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Re: Thunderbird 1: relieved of command after loss of confide

Post by martmpf » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:26 pm

Brigadier General Jeanie Leavitt (Mrs) who removed him was an F-15 pilot.

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