The Royal Bahamas Defence Force welcomes the newest addition to the officer corps Midshipman Ezra Bodie who recently completed the Initial Officer Training Program (IOTP) at the Caribbean Military Academy in New Castle St. Andrew, Jamaica.

The forty five-week course, which commenced on September 5, 2022, exposed and trained the officer candidates on military service and competencies, leadership development, and low-level combat operations. The course, that is divided into three terms consist of a junior, intermediate, and senior phase, is specifically designed to mold and foster adequate skills needed for effective leadership and overall training.

Midshipman Bodie during the IOTP’s Commencement Exercise on August 18, 2023, was awarded the International Achievement Award, which is awarded to the overseas officer cadet achieving the best overall results in Military and Academic Studies during the initial program. Amongst those in attendance was RBDF Training Officer Commander Valentino Rolle.

The RBDF under the leadership of Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond E. King, is dedicated to the transformation of Defence Force personnel’s quality and capabilities. This commitment is rooted in the pursuit of excellence in leadership demonstrated through professionalism. We strive to cultivate a high-performance workforce focused on performance Excellence by fostering an inclusive working environment that empowers our personnel. Through meaningful involvement of service members, we share the responsibility for accomplishing the Defence Force’s Mandate.

(Photos Courtesy of the Jamaican Defence Force)

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