JDF now has permanent base in Montego Bay

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang has disclosed that new barracks have been constructed in Montego Bay, St James to permanently housed members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). Addressing a community forum in…

RJRGLEANER Honour Awards| For Education: JDF’s Jamaica National Service Corps – Rescuing at-risk youth

Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte (right) presents the trophy for Best Recruit to Romaine Howell at the passing-out parade for 226 Jamaica National Service Corps member, last year at the Moneague Training Camp in St…

JDF now has permanent base in Montego Bay

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang has disclosed that new barracks have been constructed in Montego Bay, St James to permanently housed members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). read full gleaner story

CMA Release

JDF TO ESTABLISH CARIBBEAN MILITARY ACADEMY The Jamaica Defence Force is set to launch the Caribbean Military Academy (CMA), a first of its kind institution in the English speaking Caribbean, that will transform the way…

JDF Promotes Senior Officers

Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Rocky Meade (4th from left) is flanked by newly promoted Senior Officers in the JDF (L-R), Lieutenant Colonel Denston Smalling, Colonel Mahatma Williams, Captain (Naval) Antoinette Wemyss-Gorman, Colonel Martin…

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Jamaica Defence Force

The third batch of the Jamaica National Service Corps (JNSC), known as Intake 1801, completed the final phase of their basic training in the JDF marked by their graduation. The ceremony was held on Friday February 15, 2019 at the Directorate of training and Doctrine, Up Park Camp. The event, which was attended by the Chairman of the Heart Trust NTA, Mr Edward Gabbidon and the Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Rocky Meade saw each member of the two hundred and thirty strong Intake being handed a certificate as a symbol of this milestone.

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Jamaica Defence Force

On Thursday February 14, 2019, the Jamaica Defence Force turned out for the official State Opening of Parliament. They were clad in the blazing red tunics and the navy blue red-striped pants synonymous with national ceremonial events. The parade which was commanded by Captain Richard Robinson was furnished by the Second Battalion the Jamaica Regiment (2 JR) and one hundred and two (102) other ranks which also included members of the Jamaica National Service Corps (JNSC) Intake 1803 in the Guard of Honour. Also, for the first time as parade Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM), was the recently promoted RSM for 2 JR, Warrant Officer Class 1 Winston Williams. The State Opening of Parliament marks the beginning of the legislative year 2019/2020.

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Jamaica Defence Force

History was created today when the Jamaica Defence Force saw two of its senior officers being promoted to the rank of Brigadier, and one to the rank of Commodore, which is is the naval equivalent of the rank of Brigadier.
The newly promoted officers are Brigadiers Roderick Williams and Radgh Mason, and Commodore Antonette Wemyss-Gorman.

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