On 7/28/08, "Brig. Gen. Thomas L. Tinsley, 45, suffered a gunshot wound to his chest. He was named base commander of Elmendorf Air Force base in Alaska, in May 2007.
He had served as an F-15 instructor pilot, F-15C test pilot, wing weapons officer, exchange officer and instructor with the Royal Australian Air Force...
His previous 22-month assignment was executive officer to the Air Force chief of staff, Gen. T. Michael "Buzz" Mosely, who resigned in June under pressure in an agency shake-up.
Mosely, the Air Force military chief, and Air Force Secretary Michael W. Wynne, the agency's civilian head, were held accountable for failing to fully correct an erosion of nuclear-related performance standards. One concern was a cross-country flight in August of a B-52 carrying armed nuclear weapons.
Walberg said Tinsley was not under investigation or undue stress.
"As far as stress, sir, this job, by nature of being an Air Force officer in a nation at war, is stressful," he said. "Undue stress, no."