Cayman Islands Cadet Corps

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The Cayman Islands Cadet Corps (CICC) is a youth organization in the Cayman Islands for male and female secondary school students between age 12 and 17.


The CICC was established in 2001 and enacted by the Cayman Islands Cadet Corps Law of 2003. The First Commandant of the CICC, now retired, was Colonel Philip Hyre. In 2013 Lieutenant Colonel Bobeth O’Garro was confirmed as the Commandant for the CICC, thus becoming the first female Commandant to lead a Corps in the Caribbean region.[1]


The CICC is split into 7 detachments:

  • John Gray Detachment-2Lt Barrington Griffiths
  • Clifton Hunter Detachment 2Lt Chin Sinn
  • South Sound 2Lt Ebanks
  • Cayman Brac Detachment Lt W Bennett
  • Triple C Detachment 2Lt Hunt
  • Marine Detachment (LSG) Thompson
  • Band Detachment Capt Manyeh


The Organisation has been modeled on the UK Army Cadet Force organisation (ACF). The organisation aims to provide citizenship training via military-style activities, including instruction in military knowledge, drills, leadership, public speaking, field craft, land and sea navigation, signaling, physical fitness, first aid, arms skills, and music.

The Cayman Islands is a British Overseas Territory and uses the same school curriculum as the UK. In September 2005 the CICC began working with the Cadet Vocational Qualification Organisation (CVQO) in the UK to add a vocational training element that has resulted in qualified cadets gaining the BTEC First Diploma in Public Services, which is equivalent to passes in four subjects at GCSE. The CICC became the first Cadet Corps in the Caribbean to offer such a diploma.

The CICC has an overseas exchange program with UK, Canada and other Caribbean Islands.


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