The commander of Canada’s Special Forces is being positioned on go away 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 go away with pay, based on 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 Special Forces subsequent week, prematurely of his authentic departure date this summer season.
“In the interests of CAF cohesion and morale, and to maintain the operational focus of CANSOFCOM, both national imperatives, yesterday, I directed that MGen Dawe immediately turn command over to BGen Steve Boivin, the current Deputy Commander, and proceed on leave,” Eyre’s assertion reads.
Scrutiny of Dawe’s management was sparked by revelations in a CBC News 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 be determined and communicated in due course.”
“I have confidence in MGen Dawe as an officer who has accepted full responsibility and has learned from this tragic case. However, the needs of the institution must take priority.”
Eyre additionally promised to look at the follow of advice letters in authorized proceedings.
“While I do not expect these measures to right the wrongs of the past, or ease the sense of betrayal felt by the Schamuhn family, we must keep learning and ensure such situations are not repeated going forward. In doing so, we must always have the victims’ perspective at the forefront and be accountable for our actions,” the assertion concludes.
“We must do better.”
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