Colonel charged in murders makes court appearance

“I’m the eyes and ears of the Canadian Forces,” O’Keeffe told reporters outside the courthouse. “Like any other Canadian, I am shocked at what happened. I know Russ personally. He looks tired … I’m stunned.”



Role of the Attending Officer

An attending officer is appointed under Queen’s Regulations and Orders for the Canadian Forces (QR&O) 19.57 when a CF member is charged in a civil criminal court. An attending officer is a representative of the CF and attends the court on behalf of the Commanding Officer. An attending officer is not appointed to assist or speak for an accused in civil court. Prior to the trial of an officer or non-commissioned member before a civil court, the attending officer shall: obtain a statement of the member’s record of service, pay account and service conduct generally; and ascertain whether the commanding officer authorizes the attending officer, in accordance with article 19.58 (Payment of Fines and Costs), to pay any fine imposed.

Prior to the trial of an officer or non-commissioned member before a civil court, the attending officer shall inform the member that the attending officer’s duties do not include acting in any way as the memb er’s solicitor, counsel or advocate.

In accordance with article 19.60 (Duties of Attending Officer prior to trial) an attending officer shall, if requested by the court, give the court: all information in the attending officer’s possession as to the service conduct generally of the accused; and full particulars of any previous conviction of the accused of an offence under section 130 of the National Defence Act.

No attending officer shall : give particulars of any previous convictions of the member other than those specified in subparagraph (1)(b); produce the conduct sheet of the member; or act in any way as the member’s solicitor, counsel or advocate.

The following document is available for downloading or viewing: (QR&Os) Volume I – Chapter 19: Conduct And Discipline, 8 May 2009, (PDF version, 430.99 KB)



CFB Trenton formally names new commander

EX cadet – 15492 Dave Cochrane (RMC 1986)

“I plan to help by listening and caring for my . . . men and women and put in place the conditions for success,” Cochrane said Friday.   READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE


Hundreds attend rally for CFB Trenton troops



Skiing gives injured soldiers hope

Ski school gives a new life to soldiers who have suffered life-altering injuries in the line of duty.

23069 Blaise Lapointe (RMC 2005)



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