JAMAICA COMBINED CADET FORCE
THE JAMAICA COMBINED CADET FORCE ACT
(under section 7 )
(Made by the Commandant with the approval of the Jamaica L . N . z ~ s / ~ ~
Cadet Committee on the 12th day of June, 1971)
1. These Rules may be cited as the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force
2 In these Rules-
"Cadet Battalion" means three or more Cadet Units;
"Cadet Unit" means a unit of the junior division of the Cadet
"Commandant" means the Commandant appointed by the
Governor-General under subsection (2) of section 3 of the Act;
"Commanding Officer" means the Officer commanding a Cadet
"Officer Commanding" means the Officer Commanding a Cadet
Unit or Training Corps as the case may be;
"Other Ranks'' means a member of the Cadet Force other than
a Commissioned Oflicer;
"Training Corps" means a unit of the senior division of the Cadet
"Supernumerary List" means Commissioned Officers and other
persons who have served or are serving in the Jamaica Com-
bined Cadet Force whose names have been recommended by
the Commandant and approved by the Jamaica Cadet Com-
mittee for inclusion in such List.
3. The organization of the Cadet Force will be in accordance with
the specifications set out in Schedule A.
4. The ranks of the Cadet are as follows-
(i) Officers : Colonel. Lieutenant-Colonel, Major,
Captain, Lieutenant. Second-Lieu-
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(ii) Under Officers : Adult Under Officer.
(iii) Warrant Officers : Regimental Sergeant-Major, Regimen-
tal Quartermaster-Sergeant. Com-
pany Sergeant-Major. Adult Com-
(iv) Non-Commissioned Quartermaster-Sergeant. Sergeant.
Officers : Corporal, Lance-Corporal. Adult
Quartermaster-Sergeant, Adult Ser-
(v) Cadets: Cadet.
5. (i) Precedence will be as per Queen's Regulations but an Adult
Under Officer shall rank immediately above a Warrant
(5) Seniority in any rank will be according to the date of
6. OfEcer ranks will be as follows-
(i) AC~ING rank authorized by the Commandant.
The Commandant may, by publication in Force
Orders, grant the Acting rank of Second-Lieutenant
to a member of the Cadet Force for a period of up
to twelve months for the purpose of taking an
(ii) TEMPORARY rank authorized by the Commandant.
The Commandant may. by publication in Force
Orders, for a specific or temporary duty make tem-
porary appointments and grant temporary rank up
to and including the rank of Major to any Com-
missioned Officer, and may at any time in like
manner revoke such appointment or rank.
(iii) SUBSTANT~VE rank authorized by the Governor-
7. (i) The Commandant may, by publication in Force Orders-
(a) appoint a member of the Cadet Force to
the rank of Adult Under Officer and may
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in like manner revoke any such appointment.
On appointment such person shall become
a member of the Officers' Mess;
(b) appoint, on the recommendation of the
Officer Commanding a Cadet Unit or Train-
ing Corps, a member of such Cadet Unit
or Training Corps, to the rank of Company
Sergeant-Major, Adult Company Sergeant-
Major or Quartermaster-Sergeant and in like
manner revoke any such appointment.
(ii) The Officer Commanding a Cadet Unit or Training Corps
may appoint a member of his unit or corps to the rank
of Sergeant or Acting Sergeant or other lower rank. Any
such appointment which does not conform with the authorized
establishment of the unit or corps shall be invalid.
8. (i) No member will be appointed to the substantive rank of
Sergeant or to a higher rank until he has passed the Force
(ii) The Commandant may, however, waive the Force Proficiency
examination in cases where a Commission is being granted
to someone who is to serve the Force in a technical or
9. Every applicant for a commission in the Cadet Force will make
his application on such Form as shall be approved by the Commandant
on the recommendation of the Jamaica Cadet Committee.
10. An Officer who has decided to terminate his service shall make
application in writing to the Commandant stating his reasons. An Officer
may be called upon, on the recommendation of the Commandant, to
retire or resign his Commission for misconduct or other good and suffici-
ent reason and in the event of his failing to do so his Commission may be
11. A person who desires to join a Cadet Unit or a Training Corps
must make application to the O&er Commanding the Cadet Unit or
Training Corps concerned.
12 No person may be enrolled as a member of a Cadet Unit who has
not attained the age of fourteen years; exczpt that where there is an
insufficient number of persons of that age available to maintain the
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strength of the Cadet Unit up to its full establishment the Officer
Commanding the unit may permit a number of persons of the age
of thirteen and a half years or more to join the unit up to one-
fifth of its establishment.
13. On acceptance every member must provide himself with a copy
of the Cadet Force Handbook.
14. Any other rank who desires to terminate his services, other than
on leaving his school or institution, will make an application in writing
to his Officer Commanding stating his reasons.
15. Where the Ofticer Commanding a Cadet Unit or Training Corps
considers that by reason of general incapacity, or unfitness, or for any
cause which he deems sufficient, a member of the unit or corps should
not continue in his appointment, the Officer Commanding may invite
him to tender his resignation.
A resignation tendered in these circumstances need not show the
member's reasons for tendering his resignation, but it will be accom-
panied by a report from the Officer Commanding to the Commandant.
16. The Commandant may determine the service of or suspend any
Other Rank if such Other Rank does not perfom the duties he under-
takes or fm any reason.
17. Every member upon leaving the Cadet Force is entitled to a
Certificate of Service.
18. Every Officer Commanding will forward to Headquarters Jamaica
Combined Cadet Force the names of Cadets leaving his unit and will
request the issue of Certificates of Service.
19. The dress of members of the Cadet Force will be as decided
from time to time by the Jamaica Cadet Committee and published in
20. Badges of Rank as obtaining in the Jamaica Defence Force (Army
Section) will be worn by the personnel listed in rule 4.
21. Unit flashes and proficiency badges as authorized from time to
time by the Commandant will be worn.
2 2 Cadet dress. badges, insignia or flashes will only be worn by
members of the Cadet Force on Cadet Force duties or when specially
autharized by the Commandant or Commanding Officer.
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23. The Jamaica Cadet Committee may recommend to the Governor-
G e n d a suitable person to hold the appointment of Honorary Colonel
of the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force.
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scnmmE 'A' (Rule 3)
Organization of the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force
The organization of the J(3CF will be as set out on the attached chart.
Basically the organization will consist of-
(a) FORCE HEWQUART BRS consisting of :
1 Commandant . . . Colonel or Lieut-Colonel
1 Second in Command .. . LieutCalonel or Major
1 St* .05cer ... . . . Lieut-Colonel or Major
1 Tra~mng Otticer ... Major
1 Quartermaster Captain or Lieutenant
I Assistant Training 05&" Captain or Subaltern
1 Quartermaster-Sergeant . . . Q.M.S.
1 Annourer ... ... N.C.O. or Civilian
4 Permanent Staff Instructors Warrant 0 5 c e n or Sergeants
1 Stenographer ... . . . Civilian
1 Chief Clerk ... . . . @.- or Civilian
1 Storeman ... Civhan
1 Runner (~es&ger) ... Civilian
(b) TaRBB OR MORB BATTAUON HEADQUAR~BR~ each consisting of:
1 Battalion Commander ... LieutColonel or Major
1 Trainia of l ia r (2 ilc) . . . Major or Captain
1 AdjutantlQuartermaster . . . Captain
(c) SENOR DIVISION consisting of any number of Training Corps at Teacher
Training Colleges or other places daemed suitable for the purpose.
(d) JUNIOR DIVISION wnsisting of any number of Cadet Units situated at
schools and including Independent Units operated for Cadets whose
schools do not have a School Unit.
(e) SUPERNUmRY LIST as defined in rule 2 of these Rules.
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1 Commandant 1 Training Offr. 1 Quartermaster 1 Chief Clerk
(Col or Lt Col) (Mail (Capt or Lt) (Officer or
1 2 i /c (Lt Col or 1 Asst. Training 1 O M S (QMS) Civilian)
Mail Offr. (Capt) 1 Armourer 1 Stenographer
1 Staff Officer 4 PSIS (WO or Sgt) (NCO or (Civilian)
(Lt Col or Maj) Civilian) 1 Messenger
& CORPS I BATTALIONS
1 Bn. Co. (Lt Col or Maj)
1 Trg Offr-2 ilc-
Company Unite of Two PIatoon One Platoon
3 Platoons Units Unit
1 O.C. (Maj) 1 O.C. (Capt) 1 O.C. (Subaltern)
1 2 i/c (Capt) 1 S.M. 1 Sgt
1 C.S.M. 1 Q.M.S. 1 Platoon
1 CQMS 2 Platoons I - --
3 Platoons I
I 1 C P ~ 1 L/CpI 8 Cadets (
All ranks (except PSIs) are JCCF ranks
C O ~ ~ o s r n o ~ OF THE VARIOUS GROUP-s
0 WO CSM CQMS SM QMS SGT CPL LICPL Cadeta Civ Total
Force HQ 6 4 1 4 15
Bn HQ 3 3
A Coy Unit 5 1 1 3 9 9 72 100
A 2 P 1 Unit 3 1 1 2 6 6 48 67
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