Gen. Wayne Eyre named permanent chief of defence staff

Gen. Wayne Eyre named permanent chief of defence staff

Gen. Wayne Eyre named permanent chief of defence staff Eyre replaces Art McDonald, who stepped aside following claim of sexual misconduct Gen. Wayne Eyre can drop the word "acting" from his title. Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed him chief of the defence staff — the top position in Canada's military — on a permanent basis. Eyre, the former commander of the Canadian Army and an Afghanistan combat veteran, has been filling the defence chief's role on an acting basis since Admiral Art McDonald voluntarily stepped aside in February after being informed he was under investigation for sexual misconduct. Last summer, military police concluded there was insufficient evidence to charge McDonald with any criminal or code of service discipline offence in relation to an alleged incident more than a decade …
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