On September 20, 2022 The University of The Bahamas Academic board consisting of Dr. Maria Oriakhi, Vice President Academic Affairs, Dr. Helean McPhee, Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs, Mrs. Remelda Moxey, Director of Graduate Programs, Dr. Thalia Micklewhite, Dean of College of Social and Educational Studies, Dr. Yvette Pintard-Newry, Associate Professor, Public Administration, School of Social Science and Mr. Talbot McKinney, Personal Assistant, Vice President Academic Affairs met with the Royal Bahamas Defence Force accreditation committee consisting of Captain Glenn McPhee, Captain Coral Harbour, Commander Origin Deleveuax, Base Executive Officer, Commander Valentino Rolle, Training Officer and Master at Arms, Force Chief Petty Officer Raymond Sands at Coral Harbour Base.The groups met to discuss the requirements of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force establishing a Maritime Defence Training Institute consistent with the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Dr. Raymond King’s strategic objectives of developing a professional and high performance workforce focused on excellence. that will seek to provide military education through maritime strategic study certified programs, associate of science degree programs, officer’s training and professional development courses, marine’s training and professional development courses and prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR). Matters of mutual interest were discussed on how the Royal Bahamas Defence Force can leverage the University of The Bahamas expertise to making the Commanders Intent a reality and achieving its goal in becoming a Maritime Defence Training Institute.The training branch established in 1980 to facilitate the indoctrination of service members and continual personal and professional development. We have trained well over 2000 members in the basic advancement leadership training. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force has a multi complex learning system that incorporates advancement and specialty training within the career tracks of officers and marines. The ground breaking initiative will seek to establish the Royal Bahamas Defence Force as the Caribbean premier Maritime Training Institute. The professional development of the organization’s human capital remains a command priority of Commodore Dr. Raymond King.