Jamaica Defence Force Regular Force Soldier Entry Requirements

By | July 27, 2017

Jamaica Defence Force Regular Force Soldier Entry Requirements

Age
18-23 years old
Up to age 25 for persons with tertiary quaifications
Height
Minimum 5″ 7″ (Males)
Minimum 5′ 4″ (Females)
Marital Status
Single
Nationality
Jamaican citizen
Minimum Academic Qualifications
Applicants must take and pass each of the recruiting tests and interviews, covering:
READING
DICTATION
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
MATHEMATICS
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
A candidate holding passes in CXC/GCE ‘O’ Level Mathematics and English Language will be exempt from sitting those portions of the exam
Security Clearance
Candidates should not have any criminal records nor court cases pending. Candidates will be vetted if successful, inclusive of being fingerprinted
Physical and Medical Standards

  • All potential entrants must undergo and pass the JDF medical examination and physical fitness test
  • The required medical standard will be determined by:
    • Blood Test
    • Chest X-ray
    • Medical Examination
    • Dental Examination
    • Candidates should be fully immunized against:
      • TUBERCULOSIS (BCG VACCINE
      • POLIO
      • MEASLES, MUMPS AND RUBELLA (MMR)
      • DIPHTHERIA
      • TETANUS
      • HEPATITIS B
      • HEPATITIS C
    • The following ailments will preclude enlistment;
      • ASTHMA
      • SCOLIOSIS
      • HERNIA
      • MAJOR ABDOMINAL SURGERY
      • HYPERTENSION/HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
      • COLOUR VISION DEFICIENCY
      • SICKLE CELL
      • DIABETES
      • HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV)
      • HUMAN T-LYMPHOTROPIC VIRUS (HTLV)
      • HEPATITIS
      • TUBERCOLOSIS
      • SIGNIFICANT DENTAL CARIES (CAVITIES) OR MISALIGNMENT OF TEETH
      • FLAT FEET
      • BONE OR JOINT DEFORMITIES
      • HISTORY OF MENTAL ILLNESS
      • OBESITY
      • ANY OTHER SIGNIFICANT MEDICAL ILLNESS
Testimonials

  • Candidates must submit at least two (02) recent testimonials; One (01) from a Justice of the Peace and the other(s) from prominent persons of the community. Such persons include:
    • Member of Parliament
    • High Court Judge
    • Resident Magistrate
    • Public Officer (SEG 1 and above)
    • Consular Officer
    • Attorney-At-Law
    • Commissioner of Oaths Notary Public
    • Parish Councillor
    • Bank Manager
    • Credit Union Manager
    • Clerk of Courts
    • Marriage Officers
    • Army Officer (Major & above)
    • Dental Surgeon
    • Medical Practitioner
    • Police Officer (Gazetted Ranks)
    • Passport Officer
    • Veterinarian
    • Principal (Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Educational Institutions)

 

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