Feds deny ‘instability’ in senior ranks at support unit for injured soldiers that top general said would be abolished
By Samantha Wright AllenAug. 8, 2018
Leadership turnover in the Joint Personnel Support Units is 'normal,' says the government, despite five changes in command in less than two years.
A contingent of Canadian Armed Forces members participate in the Nijmegen Departure Parade on July 10 at the Canadian War Museum. A House committee recently recommended the government address ongoing problems staffing Joint Personnel Support Units that support wounded soldiers, which the government denies exists. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The government is walking back a promise to disband and reform a problem-plagued support unit for ill and injured soldiers and ignoring the turnover in its senior ranks, say veterans affairs critics.
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