KINGSTON - Sgt. Maj. Esmeralda Vaquerano, G-1 (personnel) Sergeant Major for the D.C. Army National Guard recites the U.S. Army’s NCO Creed to members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) during a State Partnership Program visit to the Caribbean Military Academy (CMA), Dec. 12-14, 2023. D.C. Guard members participated in an NCO Career Development Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE) which included reviewing training, promotions, leadership, duties and responsibilities of NCOs with JDF’s Jamaica Regiment, Support Brigade, and the Martitime, Air and Cyber Command (MACC). (Photo by WO2 Darren Beckles, JDF Military Liaison Officer)


This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at , which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.

Back to Gallery
Video Player
Video by Master Sgt. Arthur Wright
2023 Army-Navy Game Shout Out
DC National Guard
Dec. 4, 2023 | 0:25
Maj. Gen. John C. Andonie, Commanding General (interim) of the District of Columbia National Guard graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point, in 1989. Maj. Gen. Andonie provides a video shoutout for the upcoming Army-Navy game on Dec. 9, 2023. (U.S. Air National Guard video by Master Sgt. Arthur M. Wright)