Commander of the Defence Force (Belize)

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Commander of the Belize Defence Force
Flag of the Belize Defence Force.svg
Flag of the Belize Defence Force
Incumbent
Brigader general Steven Ortega

since 26 January 2018
Ministry of Defence
Reports toMinister of Defence
AppointerGovernor-General

The Commander of the Defence Force (CDS) is the professional head of the Belize Defence Force. He is responsible for the administration and the operational control of the Belize military. It is the highest rank military position in the country.

List of Chiefs[edit]

No. Commander of the Defence Force Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1
Brain W. Ayres
Ayres, BrainLieutenant colonel
Brain W. Ayres
197819801–2 years[1]
2
Graham London
London, GrahamLieutenant colonel
Graham London
198019821–2 years[1]
3
Christopher C. Galloway
Galloway, ChristopherLieutenant colonel
Christopher C. Galloway
198219841–2 years[1]
4
Starmer Smith
Smith, StarmerLieutenant colonel
Starmer Smith
198419861–2 years[1]
5
TDA Veitch
Veitch, TLieutenant colonel
TDA Veitch
198619881–2 years[1]
6
Romelly David
David, RomellyLieutenant colonel
Romelly David
198819901–2 years[1]
7
Allan Usher
Usher, AllanBrigader general
Allan Usher
199019954–5 years[1]
8
Earl Arthurs
Arthurs, EarlBrigader general
Earl Arthurs
199519971–2 years[1]
9
Robert Garcia
Garcia, RobertBrigader general
Robert Garcia
199720002–3 years[1]
10
Cedric Borland
Borland, CedricBrigader general
Cedric Borland
200020054–5 years[1]
11
Lloyd Gillett
Gillett, LloydBrigader general
Lloyd Gillett
200520082–3 years[1]
12
Dario Tapia
Tapia, DarioBrigader general
Dario Tapia
200820134–5 years[1]
13
David Nejemiah Jones
Jones, DavidBrigader general
David Nejemiah Jones
201326 January 20184–5 years[2]
14
Steven Ortega
Ortega, StevenBrigader general
Steven Ortega
26 January 2018Incumbent1 year, 263 days[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Home Page". bdf.mil.bz. Belize Defence Force. 2018. Archived from the original on 21 April 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  2. ^ Saad, Fatmeh (October 22, 2015). "Belize Defence Force leaders visit Camp Lejeune". II Marine Expeditionary Force. II Marine Expeditionary Force. Retrieved 5 May 2018.