Lieutenant Commander Oneil R Bogle
Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) O’Neil Bogle enlisted in the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) in January 2000. He completed his initial officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom (UK) in April 2001 and was posted to the Second Battalion The Jamaica Regiment (2 JR). Lt Col Bogle held several appointments at 2 JR before being posted to HQ JDF Finance Office in summer 2004. His service at the Finance Office lasted for nine (9) years and in 2013 he was posted to the First Battalion The Jamaica Regiment (1 JR) where he served as Officer Commanding Alpha Company and Headquarter Company. He was later posted to the Support and Services Battalion (Sp and Svcs Bn) in 2016 where he served as Officer Commanding Logistics Company. Lt Col Bogle became the eighteenth Commanding Officer of 1 JR on the 01 September 2018 an appointment he holds with enormous pride.
Lt Col Bogle attended a number of professional development courses to include the International Officer Basic Intelligence Course, USA; Intelligence in Combating Terrorism, USA; Combined Strategic Intelligence Training Program, USA; Defence Resources Management Course, USA; Army Operations Course, Canada; Caribbean Junior College Staff Course, Jamaica; Army Command Staff Course, China; Civil Military Affairs, Colombia; Defence Resources Management Course, Guatemala; Managing Defence in the Wider Security Context, UK.
He holds a First Degree in Economics from the University of the West Indies (UWI), a Masters Degree in Security, Conflict and International Development from the University of Leicester, Masters Degree in Military Science from the Nanjing Army Command College and a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from UWI.
Lt Col Bogle received the Medal of Honour for Meritorious Service in 2015.
Lt Col Bogle has a passion for International Security Affairs and Foreign Policy. He is an avid reader and enjoys running.
He is married with two children.