Force Executive Officer

Brigadier Markland Lloyd

Brigadier (Brig) Markland Lloyd joined the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) in 1996 and received basic military officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom. He has held various appointments during his service, most recently, the Brigade Commander for the Support Brigade, covering logistics, engineering, health and military policing services across the Force. He is currently the Force Executive Officer for the Jamaica Defence Force.

Brig Lloyd has led a number of operations during his tenure, to include assistance with the coordination of relief supplies on behalf of Jamaica’s Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management post Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and the management of JDF’s involvement in various Government of Jamaica (GOJ) construction projects with particular emphasis on housing employment in low income communities. He was also instrumental in coordinating the JDF’s assistance to the GOJ’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He coordinated JDF’s HADR response to various disasters areas such as the Bahamas, St Kitts and Haiti.

He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management from the University of Technology in Jamaica and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College. He participated in Workshops on Managing Defence in the Wider Security Context in Trinidad and Tobago and on Civil Military Coordination in Disaster Relief in Monterey, California.

Brig Lloyd is married to Sandra and has three children.