Commanding officer in Afghanistan sacked - Macleans.ca

Commanding officer in Afghanistan sacked

Brig.-Gen. Daniel Ménard involved in appropriate relationship with female staffer

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Brig.-Gen. Daniel Ménard, Canada’s head of Joint Task Force Kandahar, has been relieved of duty after allegedly having an affair with a female member of his staff. The alleged offence violates strict rules of conduct in the military, which forbids personnel from engaging in emotional, romantic, or sexual personal relationships while in theatre. The Defence Department has issued a statement saying that the decision to remove Ménard was made following “allegations concerning Ménard’s inappropriate conduct related to the Canadian Forces personal relationships and fraternization directives.” Ménard, whose spouse also serves in the military, was also fined $3500 earlier this week for accidentally discharging a weapon. Col. Simon Hetherington has been designated acting commander in the interim.

CBC News

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