What's New: New Part-Time Committee Member Appointed
June 27, 2014
Mr. Allan Fenske has been appointed as part-time member of the Military Grievances External Review Committee. As such, Mr. Fenske will review grievances referred to the Committee by the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) and will issue findings and recommendations to the CDS and to the military member who submitted the grievance.
Mr. Fenske, a retired Colonel, has extensive legal expertise in military law and security issues. He held various positions within National Defence, particularly within the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) organization, as Deputy JAG Advisory and Legislation and Deputy JAG Human Resources. He also occupied the position of Director General Canadian Forces Grievance Authority and worked as legal advisor for other federal government departments. Mr. Fenske holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) respectively from Dalhousie University and Saint Mary’s University.
I am extremely pleased that Mr. Fenske will join the Committee, said the Chairperson of the Committee, Bruno Hamel. Mr. Fenske’s impressive experience in military law, as well as his deep knowledge of the Canadian Armed Forces’ grievance process and the issues facing members of the military, will greatly benefit all stakeholders in military complaint resolution, he added.
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