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DHQ leads Re-Greening Training











Defence Headquarters, led by Chief of Staff Brigadier Mark Phillips, is the first Unit to have completed a retraining exercise in jungle skills.

The exercise, which was geared at enhancing jungle skills, has placed the Force in a better position to perform its role in patrolling the borders and hinterland areas.

The training was conducted at the Colonel Robert Mitchell Jungle and Amphibious Training School (CRMJATS) at Makouria, on the Essequibo River. and culminated with a ten mile trek along the Makouria-Linden trail;  all successful participants were decorated with their Jungle Skills Badge.

All other Units of the GDF will have to complete this training, as the GDF prepares its officers and ranks to lead and support inter-agency security-related operations in Guyana’s hinterland areas.

Jungle training for GDF troops commences at the induction levels, the Basic Recruit Course for Other Ranks and on the Standard Officers Course for Officers. As Officers and ranks progress through their military careers, they gain further training in jungle skills. Dubbed the “re-greening” of the Force, the training is also meant to provide the opportunity for officers and ranks to practice and hone their jungle skills