Instrument of Appointment presented to first female head of Jamaica Defence Force

Newly installed Chief of Defence Staff, Rear Admiral Antonette Wemyss Gorman (Photo via PM Andrew Holness Facebook)
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(Loop News Jamaica) History was created on Thursday when Rear Admiral Antonette Sandra-Lee Wemyss Gorman was installed as the Jamaica Defence Force’s (JDF) first female Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).

Governor-General, Sir Patrick Allen, presented her with the Instrument of Appointment during a ceremony at King’s House, which also saw her subscribing the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of Office.

Wemyss Gorman succeeds Lieutenant General Rocky Meade who has retired from the JDF after serving for 38 years, the last five as CDS.

PM Andrew Holness and newly installed Chief of Defence Staff, Rear Admiral Antonette Wemyss Gorman

Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Andrew Holness; Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Juliet Holness; and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang, headed the Government and other officials attending the ceremony.

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