New deputy chief for Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force

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Chief of Defence Staff, Colonel Telbert Benjamin, left, with the new Deputy Chief of Defence Staff Lieutenant Colonel Trevor K. Pennyfeather

Career Army Officer with over thirty-five years of service in the Antigua and Barbuda  Defence Force, Lieutenant Colonel Trevor K. Pennyfeather has been appointed as Deputy Chief of Defence Staff. Chief of Defence Staff, Colonel Telbert Benjamin said he is pleased  to make the announcement of the elevation of Lieutenant Colonel Pennyfeather as he has worked tirelessly over the past three decades as a member of the force, moving upwards through the ranks. He said that he looks forward to continue working with Pennyfeather in reforming the ABDF.

Lieutenant Colonel Pennyfeather currently serves as Staff Officer Intelligence and Security and Staff Coordinator Force Headquarters. He has also served as Command of Antigua and Barbuda’s – US-sponsored Counter Narcotics Intelligence Centre from 1993 to 2003, and Officer in Command of the Regional Security System Maritime School of Excellence from 2005 to 2007. In addition, Lt. Colonel Pennyfeather has been Antigua and Barbuda’s  alternate National Point of Contact on Intelligence since 2010. He has also served as Joint Coordinator Exercise TRADEWINDS and Commanding Officer of 1st Battalion Antigua and
Barbuda Regiment and Service and Support Battalion.

Lieutenant Colonel Pennyfeather who is trained in intelligence and Counter Narcotics said that he is pleased to serve and he welcomes the new appointment as he believes the ABDF is poised to play a more significant role in the safety, security and development of Antigua
and Barbuda. Lt. Colonel Pennyfeather is married for over 32 years and has four children.