UPDATE. IT JUST GETS MORE AND MORE DISGUSTING!
Have a careful look at the contribution from CL a short way down in the comments.
This “Australian of the year” humiliated a good officer in the army, destroyed his career and his reputation. He lapsed into post traumatic stress based on experiences in Afghanistan, became a psychiatric case and was driven to attempt suicide when he was watching TV and saw that Morrison was Australian of the Year.
Have I been distracted by wind-watching and missed something? Are these dismissals happening before guilt has been established in something like court proceedings or a court-marshall?
On the topic of the buck stopping, a reasonable suggestion from Jupes Sergeant, maybe Warrant Officer, contrary to a landmark decision after WW2 when a superior Japanese office was held responsible for atrocities committed a very long way off in the actual theatre of war. There may be an issue regarding the very culture of the Japanese army. More research required.