Service Offence Charges Laid Against Senior CAF Officer

News release

From: Office of the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal

On April 23rd, 2024, the Military Police charged Colonel (Col) Robert Kearney, Assistant Chief of Staff, at the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) in Innsworth, United Kingdom.

Col Kearney faces the following charges:

  • Five (5) x counts of Conduct Prejudice to the Good Order and Discipline pursuant to section 129 of the National Defence Act.

On November 29th, 2023, Military Police, Detachment Geilenkirchen received a complaint of a senior CAF officer allegedly making derogatory and disloyal comments about Senior CAF and NATO members.

The first offence allegedly occurred in December of 2021 and four subsequent offences ranged from January 2023 to November 2023. The offences are alleged to have taken place in the United Kingdom and in Romania.

This case will now proceed through the Military Justice System and no further information can be released at this time.

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