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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. In response to a recent House Veterans Affairs Committee report, the government rejected the committee’s assertion that the Joint Personnel Support Units (JPSUs) faced staffing problems in its senior ranks. In one of 15 recommendations following a study on soldiers transitioning to civilian life as veterans,

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Feds deny ‘instability’ in senior ranks at support unit for injured soldiers that top general said would be abolished

By Samantha Wright Allen      

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
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