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Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

suffolkowner

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Well, that's one more self inflicted wound.

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It just screams give us more money in the budget since we do such a good job managing ourselves already. One thing is for sure the next MND will be someone the PM hates/fears. MND=political suicide
 

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…One thing is for sure the next MND will be someone the PM hates/fears. MND=political suicide
Hmmm…if only there had been an election weeks ago, where whomever would be the Prime Minister elected would have announced their cabinet and a MND who would be able to take such issues seriously and ensure that CAF members affected by sexual misconduct or assault would be supported appropriately.

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Well, that's one more self inflicted wound.

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It's OK, the CBC is tracking :)


Military 'tone-deaf' to appoint general who supported sex offender to role reviewing sexual misconduct
Maj.-Gen. Peter Dawe gave positive character reference to a convicted sex offender

Survivors of sexual assault and former soldiers say the Canadian military needs to explain why it has assigned a major general who once wrote a positive reference letter for a sex offender to a role examining sexual misconduct within the armed forces.

Maj.-Gen. Peter Dawe has been tasked with reviewing recommendations from an ongoing investigation into military sexual misconduct by former Supreme Court justice Louise Arbour.

In 2017, Dawe submitted positive character references to a judge ahead of the sentencing of Maj. Jonathan Hamilton, who earlier that year was found guilty of sexually assaulting a retired military officer and physically assaulting her husband.

"The main feeling behind it is just one of confusion and surprise and shock," said Annalise Schamuhn who was sexually assaulted by Hamilton.

"The people who are genuinely hurting, who have lost a lot of faith in the system, they can look at this and just see how potentially tone-deaf it comes across."

Who in the mother of sweet baby Jesus vetted this and gave it the stamp of approval ?

A God damn recruit could have seen this was a bad move.
 

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Who in the mother of sweet baby Jesus vetted this and gave it the stamp of approval ?

A God damn recruit could have seen this was a bad move.

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A spokesperson for Sajjan said he didn't make the decision, the acting chief of defence staff did.

"The Acting Chief of Defence Staff has decided that Maj.-Gen. Dawe return to work, reporting directly to the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, [Lt.-Gen.] Frances Allen," wrote Sajjan's press secretary Daniel Minden who added that the government remains committed to a complete institutional change.
 

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Maybe it’s Gen Eyre’s poison pill to get himself relieved of command so he doesn’t have to deal with the schieße show that is (still?) MND Sajjan and entourage. We’ll know if Eyre goes golfing with Dawe and MacDonald. That something’s up.
 

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So, does the uniformed leadership hold the MND and the Government in so low regard that they don't care about optics? I'm sure the feeling is more than mutual within the PMO. The low regard that both the Minister of National Defence and the uniformed members of the CAF are held by the PMO.
 

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Maybe it’s Gen Eyre’s poison pill to get himself relieved of command so he doesn’t have to deal with the schieße show that is (still?) MND Sajjan and entourage. We’ll know if Eyre goes golfing with Dawe and MacDonald. That something’s up.
Or perhaps it's his attempt to stop the media from influencing GO/FO appointments.
 

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Perhaps its to show the "rehabilitation" of a Senior GO/FO who erred in his ways, by making him in charge of the very thing he messed up on.... 🤷

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A spokesperson for Sajjan said he didn't make the decision, the acting chief of defence staff did.

"The Acting Chief of Defence Staff has decided that Maj.-Gen. Dawe return to work, reporting directly to the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, [Lt.-Gen.] Frances Allen," wrote Sajjan's press secretary Daniel Minden who added that the government remains committed to a complete institutional change.

I suppose at some point the increasing number of GOFOs on "embarrassment leave" have to be either booted or returned to duty. It's not as if one of them can be expected to come in to straighten up the platoon cage, sweep the hangar floor, or be the Canteen Queen. But, while evaluating outside recommendations to resolve the clusterf*** of CF misconduct is important, why are they establishing a new GOFO position reporting directly to the VCDS when, I assume, there is already a large and experienced staff within that organization. And what, then, is the purpose of the recently created new three star position of "Chief, Professional Conduct and Culture"? Sounds like staffing such an evaluation would more appropriately fall within that officer's brief.
 

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I suppose at some point the increasing number of GOFOs on "embarrassment leave" have to be either booted or returned to duty. It's not as if one of them can be expected to come in to straighten up the platoon cage, sweep the hangar floor, or be the Canteen Queen. But, while evaluating outside recommendations to resolve the clusterf*** of CF misconduct is important, why are they establishing a new GOFO position reporting directly to the VCDS when, I assume, there is already a large and experienced staff within that organization. And what, then, is the purpose of the recently created new three star position of "Chief, Professional Conduct and Culture"? Sounds like staffing such an evaluation would more appropriately fall within that officer's brief.
TBH, my first thought was that this is the GOFO version of 'sweep the hangar floor'

CBC News has also confirmed that he has returned to work and been tasked with "reviewing, collating and compiling recommendations from each of the military's external reviews.

"This work will enable decision-making and help ensure these recommendations are implemented in a timely, deliberate manner," wrote DND spokeperson Daniel Le Bouthillier in a statement.
Perhaps I am reading it wrong, but the "collating and compiling" part is what makes me think that. This sounds like a job for a Major or a Captain, but as you mentioned, these folks who aren't booted need to be returned to duty somewhere...
 

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I suppose at some point the increasing number of GOFOs on "embarrassment leave" have to be either booted or returned to duty. It's not as if one of them can be expected to come in to straighten up the platoon cage, sweep the hangar floor, or be the Canteen Queen.

Do what the Reg F like do to some of their misfits and outcasts as an SOP ...

.... post them to the Reserves :)
 

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The collating and compiling will be done by Majors, probably around six of them. The GOFO will be the talking head to report to his boss, her boss, and parliament. Also, there is an "s" and the end of reviews. I would wager that there are several external reviews that will be dealt with to ensure DND acknowledges the recommendations and devises a plan to implement those that are agreed with and doable. This isn't all about looking at sexual misconduct.

It might also be a way to get a procession of senior individuals to decide to retire rather than to that thankless job.
 

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Do what the Reg F like do to some of their misfits and outcasts as an SOP ...

.... post them to the Reserves :)
No positions available. Besides, I did an RSS/RFC posting, and I’m not a complete outcast. So did Wayne Eyre, I believe, and it’s working out alright for him.

The other traditional options are secondment to another government department or hiding them OUTCAN. But those time-honoured options are out of favour since our OGDs and Allies have now starting calling us out on using their organizations as dumping grounds for sexual deviants.

Once every option is exhausted, and if there aren’t grounds for release, then we may have to “gasp” actually employ these officers. Either that or we create a series of ‘nothing’ staff officer positions that are understood to be a form of internal banishment. ADC to the Duke of York, Attaché-Designate to North Korea. That sort of thing.
 
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