JIS News

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, in her capacity as Minister of Defence has announced the appointment of two new Colonels in the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).
Those promoted are Lieutenant Colonel George Reynolds and Lieutenant Colonel Antony Anderson. Both appointments became effective yesterday, August 02, 2006.
Colonel Anderson joined the JDF in 1984, after completing his secondary education at Calabar High School. He pursued further training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, England and the Canadian Forces Staff School in Toronto, Canada. He holds a Masters Degree in Defence Administration from the Royal Military College of Science, United Kingdom. He has commanded the JDF Air Wing as well as served as an Instructor on the Caribbean Junior Command and Staff Course.
Colonel Reynolds, currently a Staff Officer, joined the JDF in 1980 after graduating from Knox College. He completed training at the Royal Navy College, the US Naval Driving and Salvage Training Centre and the World Maritime University in Sweden. He holds a Diploma in Human Resource Development and a Masters Degree in Maritime Administration and Environmental Protection.
The new appointments became necessary following vacancies created with the retirement of Colonel L.H. Graham and Colonel A.V. Carter.