The Trinidad and Tobago Cadet Force is a national youth organisation sponsored by the Ministry of National Security. It is a military structured organisation that is open to young people in the secondary school system across the nation.
The core business of the Cadet Force is youth development. This goal is achieved through a cross section of military training experiences, leadership, personal development, and civic responsibility experiences.
Although military training is used, the mandate is not just about “cadetting” but giving each young person the best opportunity to succeed in his or her chosen endeavour in conjunction with their academic performance. The Cadet programme is a worthwhile foundation for those with career aspirations in the military, but the principles learned are transferrable to any other career path.
Cadet Force Units are based in 73 secondary schools throughout the country. In addition, there are seven Specialist Units within the Cadet Force where cadets can learn:
- Musical instruments
- Paramedical Skills
- Catering/food preparation
The Cadet Force is led by its acting Commandant Lieutenant Colonel Reynold York, and an adult staff of volunteer Officers and Warrant Officers.
For further information, please contact:
Capt. Maurice Burke
Public Affairs Officer
(868) 751 0741