Jamaica: The Caribbean island – Jamaica is all set to welcome its first-ever woman Chief of Defence Staff – Commodore Antonette Wemyss Gorman.
Gorman will assume charge as the Chief of Defence Staff next January. She will succeed – Lieutenant General Rocky Meade, who will be retiring after serving for glorious 38 years in the army.
A ‘media release’ from the Office of the Prime Minister stated that Wemyss Gorman, 48, will be given a promotion to the – rank of Rear Admiral for her appointment as an – army chief.
General Meade was appointed as the – Chief of Defence Staff on December 1, in the year 2016.
Wemyss-Gorman was among the other three senior JDF officers who of Jamaica.
More about Wemyss – Gorman –
Wemyss-Gorman is a – career officer who has been a member of the Jamaican army for the period of twenty-nine – 29 years. Gorman is married and is the mother of a fifteen-year-old son.
Currently, she is responsible for the daily running of the army. Gorman has performed at the strategic level of czhin her technical area of expertise and in the other domains, both internal and external to the – JDF.
She holds a – Master’s Degree with distinction in National Security and Strategic Studies from the University of the West Indies. Gorman was promoted to the rank of Commodore in December – 2019.
She currently provides strategic guidance to the – JDF in aid of the transformational vision of the Chief of Defence Staff. Wemyss-Gorman is also responsible for the establishment of the – Caribbean Military Maritime Training Centre and the Maritime Air and Cyber Command, which includes the JDF Coast Guard, the JDF Air wing and the Special Forces of Jamaica.
People on the internet have expressed their happiness on the news and are congratulating Wemyss-Gorman for her achievement.