London, May 24: The stress factor caught on the job in Afghanistan has lead to a British army"s top bomb disposal officer stepping down from his post. Colonel Bob Seddon resigned as principal ammunition technical officer of the Royal Logistics Corps, according to reports by the Ministry of Defence. The resignation will be effective from Tuesday.
A spokesperson of MOD said, “He remains a serving officer and will not be commenting. The army remains committed to the counter—IED (improvised explosive device) effort, which is the number—one priority in Afghanistan,".
IEDs are a constant threat to foreign troops in Afghanistan.
Col. Seddon, in an interview to BBC today," said,“I"m very concerned that, in the longer term, some of my people who have done phenomenally difficult and dangerous work in Afghanistan may pay a deeper psychological price for the work that they"ve conducted,".
He also added that army is considering a study on the psychological impact of bomb disposal operations.