Transformation and High Standards

As we come to the end of another year, it is with a deep sense of pride that I extend my gratitude to you, my officers and soldiers, for your service over the year.  I…


The Defence Board has given approval for the promotion of the following officers to be promoted effective 7 November 2019, to the ranks indicated. To The Rank of Brigadier Colonel Winston W WALCOTT Colonel Winston…

Be Careful What Message We Send To Children, Army Chief Warns

Our Red Poppy is a Symbol of Both Remembrance and Hope For a Peaceful Future

Poppies are worn as a show of support for the Armed Forces community. The poppy is a well-known and well-established symbol, one that carries a wealth of history and meaning with it. Wearing a poppy is…

Lieutenant General Rocky Meade Visits Abaco

Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) Rocky Meade, Chief of Defence Staff of the Jamaica Defence Force visited Abaco, The Bahamas on October 1, 2019. During his visit, Lt Gen Meade was welcomed to New Providence by the Defence…


Caribbean Military Academy


7 days ago

Jamaica Defence Force

The Maritime, Air and Cyber Command (MACC) brigade of the Jamaica Defence Force today held its first Change of Command Parade, since its inception a little over a year ago. The MACC Brigade, which holds under its command, the Maritime, Air, and Cyber capabilities of the Force, changed hands from Commodore Antonette Wemyss-Gorman, to Brigadier Roderick Williams. Commodore Wemyss-Gorman will now take up the post of Force Executive Officer. Lieutenant General Rocky Meade, along with a cadre of Senior Officers, Warrant Officers, men and women of the JDF and their families and friends were in attendance at today’s Parade.

Photos by Lance Corporal Cordell Williams and Private Camoy Watt.
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1 month ago

Jamaica Defence Force

The Jamaica Defence Force held it’s annual Open Air Carol Service on Tuesday December 10, 2019 inside Up Park Camp, Kingston 5. The event was attended by their Excellencies The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen, Governor-General of Jamaica and The Most Honourable Lady Allen, The Honourable Steadman Fuller, Custos for the Parish of Kingston, Members of the United States Diplomatic Corps, soldiers of the JDF, family members and friends and well wishers. The Homily was delivered by the Reverend Carol Haughton of the Church of Configuration, Mount Grace, in the Parish of Westmoreland. She reminded the audience of the true meaning of Christmas during her delivery. Lieutenant General Rocky Meade, Chief of Defence Staff gave the closing remarks as is customary. Here are a few highlights of the service.

Photos by: Corporal Gareth Mclean,
Lance Corporal Donald Palmer
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