The commander of Canada’s Particular Forces is being positioned on depart following revelations that he wrote a letter in help of a soldier convicted of sexual assault forward of sentencing in a 2017 case.
Maj.-Gen. Peter Dawe will flip his command over to the unit’s deputy commander and proceed on depart with pay, in accordance with an announcement launched Sunday by the performing chief of the defence employees, Lt.-Gen. Wayne Eyre.
The transfer comes simply days after Eyre introduced Dawe can be rotated out of his position main Particular Forces subsequent week, upfront of his authentic departure date this summer season.
“Within the pursuits of CAF cohesion and morale, and to take care of the operational focus of CANSOFCOM, each nationwide imperatives, yesterday, I directed that MGen Dawe instantly flip command over to BGen Steve Boivin, the present Deputy Commander, and proceed on depart,” Eyre’s assertion reads.
Scrutiny of Dawe’s management was sparked by revelations in a CBC Information story that Dawe had written a letter in help of a soldier who had been convicted of sexual assault, whereas providing no help to the victims themselves. Kevin and Annalise Schamuhn spoke out publicly for the primary time this week to precise their insecurity in Dawe’s persevering with management.
Dawe penned an open letter earlier this week apologizing for his dealing with of the case.
Eyre’s assertion stated Dawe’s “return and future employment will probably be decided and communicated sooner or later.”
“I’ve confidence in MGen Dawe as an officer who has accepted full duty and has realized from this tragic case. Nonetheless, the wants of the establishment should take precedence.”
Eyre additionally promised to look at the observe of advice letters in authorized proceedings.
“Whereas I don’t anticipate these measures to proper the wrongs of the previous, or ease the sense of betrayal felt by the Schamuhn household, we should continue learning and guarantee such conditions aren’t repeated going ahead. In doing so, we should at all times have the victims’ perspective on the forefront and be accountable for our actions,” the assertion concludes.
“We should do higher.”
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