Warrant Officer Class One David O Rattray
Warrant Officer Class 1 (WO1) David Orlando RATTRAY was born to parents Rupert Rattray and Yvonne Mills (both deceased) in the parish of Kingston on the 30th of March 1971. He attended the Norman Manley High School (1982-1988).
On the 18th of September 1989 he joined Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). During his military career has completed the following courses: Potential Non-Commissioned Officers Cadre, Junior Non-Commissioned Officers Cadre, Senior Non-Commissioned Officers Cadre, Warrant Officers Course, Range Management Course, Supervisory Management Course, Basic Vehicle Mechanic Course (Belize), Vehicle Mechanic Course (Jamaica German Automotive School), Machinist Course, Plant Operator Mechanic Course, First Sergeant Course (US Sergeant Academy), Custom Hardware, Custom Operating System, Custom Internet Basics and Security ( US Sergeant Academy), Daimler Commercial Vehicle Plant (Mexico), All Arms Service Fund Course, VIP Close Protection and Tactical Driving Course and the Driver Training Programme (Jamaica Urban Transit),
Since enlistment to the JDF, he has served at the First Battalion the Jamaica Regiment (1 JR) and the Second Battalion the Jamaica Regiment (2 JR) for six (6) months each, respectively as a Rifleman; then he was also posted to the Support and Services Battalion (then Provost Unit). Further he has served in the Jamaica Defence Force Workshop (1994-2019), Headquarters Administrative Detachment (27th of May 2019 to the 18th of August 2019) as the Detachment Sergeant Major and to the Corps of Military Police (19th of August 2019 to present) as the Regimental Sergeant Major.
He was also deployed to New York for the Independence Celebrations in the Jamaican Consulate.
He is the recipient of the Medal of Honour for Long Service and Good Conduct, First and Second Bar to Medal of Honour for Long Service and Good Conduct, Queen’s Diamond Victoria Jubilee Medal and General Service.
He has two (2) children Shadae and Akeeno.
His hobbies are swimming and reading.