Reinstate Cpl Paonessa in the CAF
Despite his best efforts, my brother, Cpl. Frank Paonessa, of the Canadian Armed Forces was advised that he is no longer suitable for enrolment in the Canadian Armed Forces, and was Honorably Discharged. His last effective day of service was 21 November 2014.
And as such, we, the following people, (be it Canadian Forces Service Members, Veterans, Civilian Staff Members or Others), firmly believe that the Canadian Forces would do well to allow Cpl. Paonessa to return to active service. We politely request that the senior ranking members of the Canadian Forces, members of his unit, members of DMCA and all others involved, including the Chief of Defence Staff, rescind the decision to have him released.
We furthermore request that these agencies focus on the positive aspects of his career within the CAF and also focus on the positive reflection he brings to the CAF. Some of which but not inclusive too, consist of the following:
Assisting other citizens in the community
Implementationof the Child Find Board within Military Police Station at Canadian Forces Base Shilo; and
Assisting soldiers with PTSD in times of distress and need.
These are only some of the factual incidents which represent his character as a dedicated and loyal soldier.
**UPDATE**This matter will now appear before a Federal Court Judge for appeal to return F.Paonessa back to active duty with the Military Police***