SO1 J8 Legal

Lieutenant Colonel Michael E Deans

Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Michael Deans enlisted in the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) in February 2014.  Lt Col Deans is the Senior Legal Advisor to the Chief of Defence Staff and he has been an attorney-at-law since December 2001.

He holds a Bachelors of Arts (Hons) in History from the University of the West Indies, a Bachelors of Laws Degree (LLB) (Hons) from the University of Liverpool and a Certificate in Legal Education (CLE) from the Norman Manley Law School.

He has worked in the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC), the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), in both civil and criminal private practice and has sat as a Resident Magistrate for the parish of St Mary.

Lt Col Deans has also served as an Executive Legal Consultant at the Ministry of National Security (MNS) and he presently serves as SO1 J8 (Legal) Senior Legal Officer in the Jamaica Defence Force.

He received the Medal of Honour for General Service in 2019.

He enjoys outdoor activities such as scuba diving, hunting, photography, off roading, and enjoying family time.  He has been a Justice of the Peace since February 2010.

Lt Col Deans is married to Natalia and he has two (2) children.