History

The Combat Support Battalion (CSB) is the most recently formed Unit of the Force. Its mission is to facilitate an agile, high-readiness JDF through training and specialized capabilities in order to enable the JDF to effectively deter and defeat threats to Jamaica and its national interests. Although the Unit was ratified by the Defence Board in 2006, the Headquarters was established on January 5, 2009 to plan and prepare for the various sub-units of the battalion, namely the Military Training Wing, the Force Physical Education and Training Wing and the Professional Military Education Wing. The Battalion was officially formed on January 9, 2009 under the leadership of Lieutenant Colonel Gary Spencer Rowe, and became fully operational on January 25, 2010.

Combat Support Battalion performs a number of essential roles as a force multiplier and ensures the operational readiness of the Force by facilitating essential competence training. In fulfilling its role, the Unit is responsible for Force Doctrine, training standards and providing operational support where required. Since inception, CSB added the following sub-Units; Admin Wing, Doctrine and Evaluation, Protected Mobility and Vehicle Squadron. This relatively new unit is internationally recognized as being innovative, and cutting-edge. A burning sense of dedication captured in the foundation of every member compels CSB to pursue a sense of excellence which is the hallmark for every endeavor.

 

 

Mission

Combat Support Battalion (CSB) will facilitate an agile, high-readiness JDF through training and specialized capabilities so as to enable the JDF to effectively deter and/or defeat threats to Jamaica and/or the national interests.


MOTTO: Subsidium Factum

(Support the Action)