Once they have his medals and scroll - an official document that confirms Williams was a serving officer - the military plans to destroy them, he said.
Williams had two medals: the Canadian Forces Decoration Medal, given for good service, and the South West Asia Service Medal, for having served at least 30 days in Afghanistan.
The scroll will likely be shredded and the medals cut in pieces using a special device to ensure they're not re-used, Genest added.
The military has also taken the extraordinary step of burning Williams's uniform and clothing at CFB Trenton, the base he once commanded.
Two senior Canadian Forces officers, accompanied by military police, entered the eastern Ontario cottage where Williams raped and murdered one of his victims to retrieve his military clothes and other gear on Nov. 17.
The clothes were incinerated the next day in a facility that's normally used to destroy classified materials.
Uniforms and other equipment belong to the military and are usually retrieved when someone leaves the Canadian Forces. But Genest said it was the first time he's ever known a uniform to be burned in his 25 years with the military.
From the Canadian State-sponsored media outlet.
I just think that this is kinda weird. I mean are they trying to pretend that when you put a bunch of mostly men into a highly stratified, intensely patriarchal structure and teach them how to kill on command that just one or two might be Col. Williams?