Major (Ret’d) Steven A. MARTENS CD
CADET INSTRUCTOR CADRE
The GREAT IMPOSTER of VERNON ARMY CADET CAMP!
While serving as a Senior Officer with Regional Cadet Support Unit (Pacific) and during employment at Vernon Army Cadet Camp, he wore the following medals and insignia without lawful authority.
- The Order of St John,
- The Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal,
- The UN Force in Cyprus Medal,
- The UN Emergency Force II,
- The Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal, and
- The Canadian Forces parachute insignia.
Mr Martens was awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration for long service and “good conduct” This is his sole lawful medallic entitlement.
He claims he was “verbally” reprimanded for his fakery and allowed to submit a request for his voluntary release from the CAF in July of 2013. He then slipped quietly out the back gate when he should have faced charges under s419 CCC / s129 NDA.
So, the question becomes, why was this matter not dealt with in an open, transparent and public manner?
He certainly wore the medals and insignia in public!
“I am very ashamed and embarrassed for my actions and admit that I put up uniform items to which I was not entitled to put up. I offer no excuse other than I totally knew better and was galactically stupid for doing so. This was a very expensive decision on my part that resulted in being disciplined and having to resign from the military”
Mr S Martens