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  • The JDF remains an organisation of choice for many young Jamaicans seeking a career
  • Passing out parade for 131 new members at the JDF’s Moneague training camp in St. Ann
  • The JDF offers a most comprehensive, multifaceted personal development experience

Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, is encouraging young persons seeking job opportunities and career development, to consider enlisting in the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).

“The JDF remains an organisation of choice for many young Jamaicans seeking a career. I must, therefore, encourage young men and women to give serious consideration to applying to the Jamaica Defence Force,” the Minister said, while addressing a recent passing out parade for 131 new members at the JDF’s Moneague training camp in St. Ann.

He added that the graduating group is highly qualified with many being successful in the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), and others having tertiary training.

“This is consistent with the trend which has emerged in recent times, and augurs well for the capacity of the JDF to maintain its cherished and well-deserved reputation as a first class military force,” he stated.

Minister Golding added that, “This is an honour that has been earned by each graduate with every drop of sweat and proven commitment, over 22 gruelling weeks of training… as having been trained for service in the Jamaica Defence Force, they take their rightful place among our noble citizens who have worn the uniform, and stand up bravely and proudly to defend our country”.

In underscoring to the new recruits the value of being in the Force, he said given the diverse range of responsibilities they will overtime engage in, “it is clear that the JDF offers a most comprehensive, multifaceted personal development experience available to Jamaicans, and you are all very fortunate to have earned the opportunity to be part of this noble institution.”

He told the group that discipline enforces order, and nurtures the spirit of morale, and integrity, which, in turn, fosters trust and garners the support of the wider society. This, he said, enables the more efficient and impartial execution of duties.

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