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Youths Responding Well to Recruitment

The ongoing Recruitment process to date, has thus far attracted Five hundred eighty-seven of the country’s youth who have indicated an interest in being trained to become soldiers in the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).

The GDF started its 2016 Recruitment process on Monday, January 10, 2016 with the aim of attracting able bodied youths, and allowing them the opportunity to serve Guyana and at the same time, build a worthwhile career in the Force.

The Force’s Administration is optimistic about this development, and sees it as a testimony to the fact that the Guyana Defence Force continues to be a strong national institution in which the people of Guyana repose their confidence.

The interested applicants are documented as they present themselves, then issued with a Potential Recruit Service Number, before they are exposed to the Force’s Recruit Entrance Examination. However, those applicants with Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) qualifications as well as those in possession of Technical Certificates are exempted from writing this Examination. Following the academic assessment, all of the applicants are required to undergo a physical assessment. On completion of these assessments, the Potential Recruits are informed within 48 hours of their respective results. Those who are successful, are then invited to be interviewed by the Recruitment Board, and on the successful completion of the interview, the Potential Recruit is subjected to a complete medical evaluation. Once deemed fit, they are then subjected to a rigorous character vetting process.                 

The Basic Recruit Course provides induction training for entrants at the Ordinary Rank level, and is meant to produce fit, obedient, loyal and disciplined soldiers who possess the foundational skills for service in the GDF.


Operation Dragnet Exercise

The Joint Services wishes to inform the public that under “Operation Dragnet” ranks of the Joint Services will be involved in an exercise between 0600 hrs. and 1800 hrs. daily tomorrow Wednesday, January 13, 2016, and Thursday, January 14, 2016.
The exercise will be conducted in the Timehri, EBD, area and its environs.
There will be the movement of Joint Services personnel and pyrotechnics will be used which will result in periodical loud explosions. Members of the public are asked not to be alarmed during the period of the exercise.

Midshipman Carlos Moore gains top award on CGYOC #4

Five Officers of the Coast Guard Young Officers'Course (CGYOC) #4  graduated on today, at the headquarters of the GDF Coast Guard Training School in Kingston. Of the five, 999187 Midshipman Carlos Moore emerged the Best Graduating Student. 


Deputy Chief of Staff, Colonel George Lewis delivered the charge to the graduates. 



Defence Headquarters wishes to notify the public that the late Sergeant Robert Pyle, a member of the Intelligence Unit of the Guyana Defence Force, was deployed on a legitimate operation in support of the Special Organized Crime Unit, (SOCU) on Wednesday December 30, 2015.

It is normal for the Guyana Defence Force to support the Law Enforcement and Regulatory Agencies of Guyana in operational activities, especially at this time, as part of OPERATION DRAGNET.

Defence Headquarters once again takes this opportunity to offer condolences to the Families of Sergeant Robert Pyle, Mrs Stacy Pyle and Mr Linden Eastman who all lost their lives in the vehicular accident of last Wednesday Evening. 


Christmas hampers presented to former Camp Groomes soldiers

Guyana Defence Force Welfare Officers Lourianne Sandy and Edward Hackett, presented hampers to former Privates Colwin Lewis, Joslyn Ross, Kerwin Wilson and former Lance Corporals Winsel Wade, Cecil Ault, Delroy Hutson, Curtis Samuels and Wendell Cort, on behalf of the Chief of Staff and the Officers and Ranks of the GDF.

The presentation of the tokens of goodwill, at the approach of the festive season, forms part of an outreach to former servicemen and women during the celebration of the Force’s 50th Anniversary