Applications are invited from qualified persons to serve as Commissioned Officers in the Jamaica Defence Force. The requirements for selection are as follows:
Nationality: Jamaican Citizen
Eighteen to twenty-four (18 – 24) years old. Twenty-five (25) years old must hold a minimum of a first degree from an approved institution.
Medical and Physical Requirements:
Candidates should be fully immunized against: Tuberculosis (BCG Vaccine), Polio, Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), Diphtheria, Tetanus, Hepatitis B and C. The following ailments will preclude candidates from enlistment: Asthma, Scoliosis, Hernia, Abdominal Surgery, Hypertension, Colour Blindness, Sickle Cell Trait or Disease, Diabetes, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Human T-Lymphotropic Virus (HTLV), Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, Significant Dental Caries, Dental Malocclusion, Flat Feet, Bone or Joint
Deformities, History of Mental Illness, Obesity and any other significant
Males: 173 cm or 5ft 7in.
Females: 157.5 cm or 5ft 2in.
Marital Status: Single.
Minimum Academic Requirements:
5 subjects (Caribbean Secondary Education (CSEC), General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE), (including English Language and Mathematics).
Two (2) CAPE (2 units for each subject) at grades 1-5 or Diploma that is accredited by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ).
Security Clearance. Candidates should not have any criminal record or any court cases pending against them. Candidates who meet the requirements above will be vetted, which includes being fingerprinted.