the only support for the “volunteer” comes from friends/colleagues. I had no support from the Wing Commander or fellow WSO’s.
We had a Wg Exec Officer who could make the word “volunteer” sound like a swear word. His answer to everything was suspend the volunteer. The other WHQ staff were no better.
The Regional Commandant was next to useless, and would not make a decision. What these full time staff should realise is that they work for the ATC, it is not the volunteer who works for them.
One way to save money and improve morale is to close WHQ and RHQ, the Corps would manage very well without this level of admin.