On 5 November 2022 Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King accompanied by Deputy Commander Defence Force, Captain Shonedel Pinder , the Executive Leadership Team and Lieutenant Commander Delvonne Duncombe, Director RBDF Rangers & National Youth Development Program attended the official re-launch of the RBDF Rangers program at S.C McPherson Junior High School Auditorium.Commodore Raymond King during his keynote address, commended the participants for the courage to not only volunteer for the program but also for playing a vital role in their own development and the development of their communities.The Defence Force Rangers Program has been on hiatus from 2020 to 2022 due to the impact of COVID-19. This diverse program was designed to train, direct and develop young persons and provides the necessary ingredients for participants to become disciplined, well rounded, committed and responsible citizens. The program focuses on leadership development and also the core concepts of the Defence Force which are rooted in age old military customs and traditions.The program currently has 805 total students from more than 25 schools throughout the Bahamas ranging from primary to senior high schools. In his address, Commodore King acknowledged the Parents In Action Group for volunteering their time and resources and being a continuous presence on the grounds during practices. He also urged members to continue to lend their support to the program as the organization values their support.The Rangers Program is in direct correlation with Commander Defence Force’s Organizational Campaign, Organization Sustainment, with a deliberate emphasis on Talent Management, Succession Planning, further development…The Defence Force Rangers program is a form of (National Service and formal Cadet Program for the Defence Force).the RBDF remains committed to development of Our Nation’s Youth.