Army No. 2 left after the controversial golf round

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Canadian Armed Forces No. 2 General Mike Raleigh has announced his resignation on Monday, June 14 after playing golf with former Chief of Staff retired General Jonathan Vance. “Sexual Abuse”. However, as Vice Chief of Staff, General Rallo was the hierarchical commander of the military police investigating General Vance. Second, who retired in January, denies making a mistake.

On June 2, General Raleigh admitted to playing golf with the former chief of staff and commander of the Navy, but confirmed that he had not negotiated. “Questions related to ongoing investigations” Within the military police, armed forces or the Ministry of Defense. “As Vice Chief of Defense Staff (…), I communicate (want) with many General Officers and Admirals because I care about their well-being.”, He explained.

“I fully realize my decision to do this (Golf, Editor’s note) Recent events have strengthened and further eroded faith. ” Of civilians in the military establishment. He says he understood that «Incident May “Lead some to understand the contradiction of interest or a controversy in the present context, but nothing more than the truth”, He defends himself. “For that, I’m sorry”, He adds. General Raleigh will now carry out unspecified activities within the Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group, which will help the wounded and sick, the military said.

General Frances Jennifer Allen will take over as Vice Chief of Staff in the coming weeks. The military has been rocked for months by numerous investigations into suspected high-ranking officials “Sexual Abuse” To the norms. Admiral Art MacDonald, General Vance’s successor, also resigned within weeks of his appointment. Defense Minister Harjeet Sanjan has directed former International Criminal Tribunal (ICT) prosecutor Louis Arbor to launch an independent inquiry into the handling of sexual harassment cases within the military.

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