MOTTO: Service for the Lives of Others.

All Coast Guard personnel undergo basic military training at the JDF Training Depot at Newcastle, St cgeng Andrew. On completion of basic training, officer cadets are sent to the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, England where they receive basic naval training.

Ratings undergo continuation training at Moneague Training Camp, St Ann. On completion, they are sent to HMJS Cagway for a basic seamanship course which includes swimming and boat- handling. The sailors are then allowed to specialise in seamanship, communications, diving, and marine or electronic engineering.

Similar specialised training is done in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.


The Coast Guard participates with other arms of the JDF in support of their watermanship training,  ditching drills and beach landings. JDF CG also exercises with visiting land and naval forces. Some of these training exercises are Exercise TRADEWINDS involving the United States and Eastern Caribbean countries, Exercise STEEL DRUM with the British Marines and Exercise SANDSTORM with British and United States troops.