Professional Entry Officers’ Course

Duration: Six (6) weeks

Location: CMA Newcastle


Train and prepare civilian specialists (Healthcare professionals, Lawyers, Engineers, Educators, etc) to become functional and proficient JDF Officers. This course emphasizes leadership, basic infantry skills and physical development as well as instruction in the roles, culture and norms of Officers in the Jamaica Defence Force.


  • Drill
  • Map Reading/Land Navigation
  • First Aid
  • Leadership
  • Officership & Modes of Dress
  • Etiquette
  • Field Craft
  • Communication
  • Orders and Estimates
  • Tactics
  • Weapon Handling and Range Exercises(Skill at Arms)
  • Military knowledge to include service writing, JDF Policies, History
  • Counseling and Interview procedures
  • Physical Training sessions which culminated in the Basic Fitness Standards Test and Military Swim Test

Entry Requirements

Candidates must successfully complete the relevant interviews and screening by HQ JDF. A medical examination is also done to pass the individual as medically fit for military training.

Overseas students are required to meet the relevant fitness standard of their country.

Qualification Gained

  • Certificate