The Infantry units of an army are oftentimes
viewed as the cutting edge of that army in battle. Despite the
modern developments of warfare, the Infanteer or foot soldier will likely
continue to occupy an extremely important place in any future conflict as
indeed, the Infantryman has played in all major military conflicts in the past.
The Infantrymen of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions of the Jamaica Regiment are deployed operationally with various
weapons and equipment. However, their most effective and important
weapons are the tactical abilities and applied intelligence of their junior
leaders. The training, motivation, and operational capabilities
of these Infantrymen have been proven to be major assets of Jamaica and is
continually relied upon to assist the Jamaica Constabulary Force restore and
maintain law and order in the country.
The ability of the Infantry to adapt to changing conditions has been nothing
short of phenomenal. The Infanteer believes that he must be the
master of his environment and therefore, he will exercise the mental
discipline, determination, physical strength and the tactical prowess
necessary to achieve this mastery.