Charles Randall Smith was appointed Chairperson for the ERC for a five year term beginning on June 18, 2019. Prior to that, he performed the role of Vice-Chairperson, effective April 11, 2019. Mr. Smith served with the Canadian Armed Forces for over 40 years, 30 of which were as a legal officer with the Office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG). Mr. Smith served with JAG in a number of positions, reaching the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and posted to a number of locations, including RMC Kingston, Ottawa, Petawawa, and Edmonton. He was also the Senior Legal Officer on deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan. He is a graduate of College Militaire Royal de St Jean, holds degrees in both Civil and Common Law from McGill University, and has a Master of Laws degree from the US Army JAG School in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mr. Smith is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.
The RCMP External Review Committee is
- Headed by one (1) Chairperson
- One (1) Director General, Corporate Services and CFO and (1) General Counsel who reports to the Chairperson
- Corporate Services and (1) On-site translator who report to the Director General, Corporate Services and CFO
- Legal Services and Registry Services who report to the General Counsel
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