The former reserve soldier was deprived of the military merit medal for wearing a medal, but he never received the medal
He has served in the armed forces reserve and cadets for more than thirty years. He is an honorary colonel on the first wing of the Air Force and an honorary assistant to a Lieutenant Governor of Quebec.
Now, Jean-Charles Perreault has been deprived of one of the military’s highest honors because he discovered that he was wearing a civilian public service medal he had never received.
Defense Ministry spokesman Derek Abuma said that this is the third time that a member has been fired from the Medal of Military Merit in the past 50 years.
Lynne Santerre, the public affairs manager of the governor’s office, said the medal can only be worn by the person who received it.
She said: “The reason why (retired) Captain Jean-Charles Perreault (Jean-Charles Perreault) was appointed to the Medal of Military Merit was that he publicly wore the medal without a medal and was also honorary colonel of the Second Wing of Butterville.
Abma said that Perreault is not entitled to wear the Canadian Centennial Medal, the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, the second clasp on the decoration of the Canadian Army, and the No. Two articles.
Perreault has the right to wear other medals, including the Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal he won in 2002.
Unlike the medals for military service overseas, the Centennial Medal and the Jubilee Medal are awarded to civilians and soldiers for community service.
‘It’s all over’
CBC News reported that Perrott stated that the deportation of him from the February order was “disproportionate.”
He said: “I don’t want to be ignorant of the armed forces-things are done.” “For me, the page turned.”
Perrott said he was particularly disturbed by the recent news of sexual misconduct at the highest levels of the Canadian Armed Forces and the handling of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government.
“Today I am ashamed to say that I have belonged to the Canadian Armed Forces for 32 years.”
The events that led to Perreault’s withdrawal from the Military Merit Order began in 2018 when Perreault was an honorary colonel at the headquarters of 2 Air Expeditionary Wing in Bagateville, Quebec.
Someone noticed the medal he was wearing and sounded an alarm Canadian stolen courage, The organization is committed to exposing those who falsely claim to have served in the military or wear unrecognized medals.
Stolen Valor notified Rideau Hall and the Ministry of Defence. In October 2019, the Military Merit Advisory Committee ordered a letter to the Governor’s Secretary, asking them to review Perreault’s appointment to the order.
At the time, the advisory committee was chaired by the former Chief of Defense Staff General Jonathan Vance, who is currently facing allegations of sexual misconduct.
Rideau Hall also notified the Order of Saint John (Perreault at the rank of officer)-he is wearing a second prohibited sign on the organization’s service medal. Patricia Kearney, the former secretary of the Order of Saint John, said that Perreault was asked to stop wearing the second gold bar, which he later returned to the medal.
Perreault did not question his removal from the Medal of Military Merit and returned the badge.
Perrott said he has no plans to wear medals in the future.
When asked about the Centennial Medal, Perrott said: “Unfortunately, some things are not justified [the late Sen. Cyrille Vaillancourt]Because he forgot to put his name and all other names. “
When asked why there is no record of him being awarded the Silver Jubilee and Diamond Jubilee Medals, Perrott said: “There are different registries.”
In a statement to CBC News, Stolen Valor stated that “hope [Perreault] If it is removed from the medal, the resulting notoriety will have a deterrent effect on the dedication and dedication of other people who choose to damage the military merit medal. “
Perreault is not the only person facing the consequences of wearing a failed medal.
In Monday’s military court proceedings, Captain Mark Osborne pleaded guilty to being condemned and fined $3,500 for wearing four medals when he served in Germany in 2019 but did not receive a medal. He also tried to add them to his military record.
Two of the medals-the Silver and Diamond Queen’s Jubilee Medal-are the same as those worn by Perreault. Osborne also wore the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal and the Confederation 125th Anniversary Medal.
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