Major General Rocky Meade
Chief of Defence Staff
Jamaican Defence Force
5:00 PM THEMATIC PANEL DISCUSSION NATIONAL PLANNING AND CROSS SECTOR RESPONSE TO DISASTER RELIEF A discussion on the respective roles of government, militaries, the NGO community, the private sector, and academia in disaster risk reduction and response, and how cross sector collaboration can be more effective.
• Jamaica Defence Force's Strategic Defence Review (SDR) and the imminent expansion of the Force to include the recent establishment of the Caribbean Military Academy and the build-out of the Force's cyber domain capability
• The Jamaica Defence Force aims at not just reviewing and developing internal operational and training processes but also seeks to work closely with its regional and international partners for the implementation of standardized operational and training procedures so as to enhance regional security and eliminate illicit activities occurring through our region