Jamaica Defence Force

Commanding Officer Second Battalion The Jamaica Regiment

Lieutenant Colonel Champlini Henry

Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Champlini Henry is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom and is the Commanding Officer (CO) for the Second Battalion the Jamaica Regiment (2 JR). Lieutenant Colonel Henry was appointed the Second in Command (2IC) for 2 JR on January 1, 2021. As the 2IC, he had responsibility for the development and maintenance of the standards of training and operations for the Second Battalion and also advised the Commanding Officer as required.

Lt Col Henry served most of his early days as an Infantry Commander and has been employed as the following; Platoon Commander (Pl Comdr), Intelligence Officer (S2) Adjutant (S1), Operations Officer (S3) and Officer Commanding (OC), Acting Commanding Officer (A/CO), Training Major (Trg Maj) and Acting Staff Officer of the Jamaica National Reserve (A/SO JNR).

He has also served as Aide-de-Camp to the Chief of Defence Staff, University of West Indies Course Coordinator and Graduate facilitator for the Junior Command and Staff Leadership Training Course, Directing Staff Caribbean Junior Command Staff College, Course Coordinator, Training Officer and later Chief Instructor for the Young Officers’ Course, Officer in Charge of Infantry Qualification Course for over two hundred (200) recruits, Officer in Charge of the development and execution of the Military Swimming Training for over two hundred (200) recruits.

Lt Col Henry has also served as the president of Boards for the Infantry Trade qualification assessment for the promotion of enlisted ranks from recruit to Private; Private to Lance Corporal; and Corporal to Sergeant.

Lt Col Henry holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Leicester in the discipline of Security and Risk Management.

He is married and father to two (2) boys, ages fourteen (14) and six (6).