Current Commissioner

Major General Antony Anderson

Commissioner since Monday, March 19, 2018.

Major General Anderson has developed a keen understanding of the critical nature of the JCF in securing Jamaica.

Major General Anderson has had a distinguished military career in the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) spanning 34 years, culminating in his six-year tenure as Chief of Defence Staff.

During his command, he was responsible for implementing integrated technologies to enhance command and control situational awareness within the JDF, allowing for more agile responses to evolving security risks.

He was instrumental in modernizing physical infrastructure, acquiring major equipment and developing personnel to create a more flexible capability driven Force.

He also developed a communications strategy to engage the wider population while re-positioning internally and externally as Jamaica’s Defence Force.

During his career, Major General Anderson has been educated at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom, at the Canadian Forces Staff School and the Canadian Land Forces Staff College, at the International Officer Studies Division of the United States Army Command and General Staff College and at the Harvard Kennedy School of Management, Cambridge, USA.

Major General Anderson is well known to the members of the JCF having worked with the Commissioning ranks on joint missions while he served in the JDF and more recently in his role on the National Security Council.

 

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