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Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

Blackadder1916

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The recommendations from the report provide a lot of meat for discussion. Watching the presser, the first question directed specifically to Gen Eyre referenced recommendation #29.

Recommendation #29: A combination of Defence Team members and external experts, led by an external education specialist, should conduct a detailed review of the benefits, disadvantages and costs, both for the CAF and more broadly, of continuing to educate ROTP cadets at the military colleges. The review should focus on the quality of education, socialization and military training in that environment. It should also consider and assess the different models for delivering university-level and military leadership training to naval/officer cadets, and determine whether the RMC Kingston and the RMC Saint-Jean should continue as undergraduate degree-granting institutions, or whether officer candidates should be required to attend civilian university undergraduate programs through the ROTP.

In the interim, the CPCC should engage with the RMC Kingston and the RMC St-Jean authorities to address the long-standing culture concerns unique to the military college environment, including the continuing misogynistic and discriminatory environment and the ongoing incidence of sexual misconduct. Progress should be measured by metrics other than the number of hours of training given to cadets. The Exit Survey of graduating cadets should be adapted to capture cadets’ experiences with sexual misconduct or discrimination.
 

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The recommendations from the report provide a lot of meat for discussion. Watching the presser, the first question directed specifically to Gen Eyre referenced recommendation #29.

I think that’s a great thing to review.
 

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I've just had a recruit returned to me to whom I'd like to apply recommendation #25.
 

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Rightly they have also drawn a line through “sexual misconduct” as an umbrella term that is too broad. In hindsight had they done that years ago it might not have happened the way it has, since the government and military were using criminal sexual offences and the non criminal harrassment interchangeably,
 

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Another good one.


Recommendation #20: The CAF should restructure and simplify its recruitment, enrolment and basic training processes in order to significantly shorten the recruitment phase and create a probationary period in which a more fulsome assessment of the candidates can be performed, and early release effected, if necessary.
 

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Another good one.


Recommendation #20: The CAF should restructure and simplify its recruitment, enrolment and basic training processes in order to significantly shorten the recruitment phase and create a probationary period in which a more fulsome assessment of the candidates can be performed, and early release effected, if necessary.
Please god, yes. It should not take us years to get rid of a mouth-breather at the recruit level. Nor should we ever have an “everybody passes” policy at any school or course in the CAF.
 

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Wasn't release authority for pre-OFP delegated to training centre COs to facilitate this?
Yes, less misconduct as regardless of status that still falls to DMCA.

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Wasn't release authority for pre-OFP delegated to training centre COs to facilitate this?
Working at a training establishment currently. Release Authority for pre-OFP candidates is the Training Establishment CO.
 

OldSolduer

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I like this one:

"In her consultation with the CDS, the Minister should examine what efforts are being made to correct the over-representation of white men in GOFO ranks."

These white men didn't join the CAF a year ago and all of a sudden they're GOFOs. Many have a career spanning 3 decades, prior to the "the CAF has to be more representative of Canadian society" mantra we have heard for a number of years.

SO how should we ensure those under represented groups make it to GOFO ranks? Anyone ever thought of that?
 

OldSolduer

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Ensure people who are not white men are given preferential treatment for promotion into the GOFO ranks? Forced succession planning?
SO during PER season would you have only white males identified on the paperwork? And shuffled to the bottom of the merit list?
 

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A couple of odd recommendations that I'll need to dig into the report to figure out the background for it (like 35 and 39) but a quick look at the list it generally makes a lot of sense. Might have missed it, but disapointed to not see anything about the current inability to effectively court martial some senior people, (like the CDS and JAG judges). That directly let Vance skate.

#29 is an interesting one; from what I can tell my Uni experience was a lot more diverse than RMC in general. Not that there still isn't sexual harrassment/assault, but you will have a lot more viewpoints and whatnot just by having that many more people, and I think my graduating class spoke something like 17 different languages with people from every continent, major religion etc. Having friends who immigrated from Iran and some other countries that are typically demonized really helped put everything in context and humanize the situation. The engineering department was still a big sausage fest, but it was a pretty diverse group of nerds, and there were lots of general classes that everyone took so you got a lot of exposure to a lot of different people. Really doubt there was a local pacifist league or communist club at RMC.
 

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SO how should we ensure those under represented groups make it to GOFO ranks? Anyone ever thought of that?

Plenty of people make the mistake of looking at whole populations. What's relevant to the representation in group "N" is the representation in the members of group "N-1" who meet all requirements for promotion into group "N".
 

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SO during PER season would you have only white males identified on the paperwork? And shuffled to the bottom of the merit list?

I think the biggest question is, what ratio of male to women GOFOs would be the acceptable standard? If 25% of all officer recruits are women, according to the report, then wouldn't a ratio of 10 to 1 be normal if you factor in attrition and competence? Just ballparking it.
 
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