The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF name given for the armed forces of Jamaica) is based upon the British military model with organisation, training, weapons and traditions closely aligned with Commonwealth Realm countries. There is no Minister for defense. The Prime Minister is responsible of Defence Minister. The Jamaican armed (JDF) is responsible for the defence of Jamaica. The total armed forces of Jamaica are around 3,100 personnel. There is also a paramilitary force with 6,000 police officer. There is no conscription.
The Land Forces of Jamaica are composed by a total of 2,800 soldiers, and a reserve battalion with 700 soldiers, with the structure:
- 1 regiment with 3 infantry battalions and 1 support battalion
- 1 engineer battalion, 1 intelligence unit.

Military equipment and vehicles of Jamaican Army of Jamaica