Commanding Officer
Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard
Commander ANTONETTE S WEMYSS-GORMAN Msc, psc (n)

Commander ANTONETTE S WEMYSS-GORMAN is Commanding Officer of Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard

Cdr Antonette WEMYSS-GORMAN is a graduate of Knox College in the Parish of Manchester. She enlisted in the Jamaica Defence Force in August 1992. After completing the International Midshipman Course at Britannia Royal Naval College in the United Kingdom in March 1994, she was posted to the JDF Coast Guard as the first sea-going female officer to serve at the Unit.

She served as Navigating Officer of HMJS PAUL BOGLE from 1994 to 1997. In January 1998 she was seconded to the Ministry of Transport and Works for two years where she was appointed Deputy Director of Marine Transport. She passed her Command in July 2002 and was appointed Commanding Officer of Cutter BELMONT POINT. She was appointed Commanding Officer of HMJS SURREY on 1st December 2006. Cdr WEMYSS-GORMAN has held a number of other appointments in the JDF Coast Guard. These include Communications Officer, Training Officer, Diving Officer, Operations Officer and Officer Commanding (Shore Base), Commandant CMMTC.

She is a graduate of the US Naval War College and served as the Second in Command of the JDF Air Wing over the period 2009 - August 2011. She is the recipient of the Medal of Honour for Meritorious Service and Her Majesty Jubilee Medal. She was appointed Acting Commanding Officer JDF Coast Guard on 25 November 2013. She was promoted to the rank of Commander on 10 April 2014 and was appointed Commanding Officer JDF Coast Guard.

Cdr WEMYSS-GORMAN has attended a number of military and other professional development courses. These include; the International Long Navigation Course (UK), Telecommunications Course (Singapore), Diploma in Shipping Logistics (Jamaica) and the Jamaica Junior Command and Staff Course, Senior Command Staff Course (United Sates Naval War College). She holds a Master of Science degree with distinction in National Security and Strategic Studies.

Cdr WEMYSS-GORMAN is married to Jonathan and has one son.