Address: Up Park Camp Kingston 5 Jamaica.
Telephone: 926-8121-9
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Raison D’etre
To defend Jamaica against external and internal aggression.
To provide military capability to deter and/or defeat threats against the Jamaican State and/or its interests.
To defend Jamaica against military or paramilitary threats.
To provide military aid to the Civil Authorities, namely relating to:
  • Restoration/maintenance of law and order;
  • Counter-narcotics operations;
  • Search and Rescue (SAR);
  • Casualty Evacuation;
  • Humanitarian and disaster relief operations;
  • Defence diplomacy;
  • Nation building projects;
  • Contingency planning; and
  • State ceremonial duties.
  • Maintaining the integrity of Jamaica’s waters and airspace by demonstrating sovereignty over the territorial space and protecting the rights and interests in the maritime and aeronautical areas of jurisdiction (including marine environmental and fisheries protection).
  • Counter Terrorism Operations by monitoring and analyzing potential terrorist activities, and preventing or responding to terrorist incidents, including Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) detection, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD).


Jamaica Defence Force (JDF)
Government of Jamaica