The Jamaica Defence Force JDF says it has launched an investigation into the origins of a “social media posting”, which resulted in close to 2,000 individuals showing up at its Up Park Camp headquarters in Kingston, for the Jamaica National Service Corp JNSC programme yesterday (Mon).
The JDF, in a statement sent to the media yesterday, said it is urging people interested in applying to the JNSC programme to be careful about what they read on social media about the programme and the application process, and to be wary of unscrupulous individuals posing as JDF recruiters.
The JNSC is the standard mode of enlistment for people joining the JDF to serve as full-time soldiers.
Prior to this, there were two previous primary categories of service: The Regular Force, soldiers that perform military duties on a full-time basis, and the Reserve Force, soldiers that perform military duties on a routine or on-call, part-time basis.
The JDF said individuals wrongly turned up at Up Park Camp to be interviewed for acceptance into the programme.