|Commander of the Belize Defence Force|
Flag of the Belize Defence Force
|Ministry of Defence|
|Reports to||Minister of Defence|
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 | edit source]
|№||Commander of the Defence Force||Took office||Left office||Time in office||Ref|
|1||Lieutenant colonel Brain W. Ayres||1978||1980||1–2 years|||
|2||Lieutenant colonel Graham London||1980||1982||1–2 years|||
|3||Lieutenant colonel Christopher C. Galloway||1982||1984||1–2 years|||
|4||Lieutenant colonel Starmer Smith||1984||1986||1–2 years|||
|5||Lieutenant colonel TDA Veitch||1986||1988||1–2 years|||
|6||Lieutenant colonel Romelly David||1988||1990||1–2 years|||
|7||Brigader general Allan Usher||1990||1995||4–5 years|||
|8||Brigader general Earl Arthurs||1995||1997||1–2 years|||
|9||Brigader general Robert Garcia||1997||2000||2–3 years|||
|10||Brigader general Cedric Borland||2000||2005||4–5 years|||
|11||Brigader general Lloyd Gillett||2005||2008||2–3 years|||
|12||Brigader general Dario Tapia||2008||2013||4–5 years|||
|13||Brigader general David Nejemiah Jones||2013||26 January 2018||4–5 years|||
|14||Brigader general Steven Ortega||26 January 2018||Incumbent||3 years, 177 days|||
References[edit | edit source]
- "Home Page". Belize Defence Force. 2018. Archived from the original on 21 April 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180421064908/http://www.bdf.mil.bz/. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
- Saad, Fatmeh (October 22, 2015). "Belize Defence Force leaders visit Camp Lejeune". II Marine Expeditionary Force. http://www.iimef.marines.mil/News/News-Article/Article/625943/belize-defence-force-leaders-visit-camp-lejeune/. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
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