Congratulations are in order for 2nd Lieutenant Glenroy Foster who has been promoted to Lieutenant in the Royal Montserrat Defence Force.
Her Excellency the Governor presided over a brief promotion ceremony on Tuesday, May 31.
It was a proud moment for Lt Foster as his father the serving Commissioner of Police Mr Steve Foster was in attendance and shared the honours with the Commanding Officer Captain Alvin Ryan in placing the additional pips on each of Lt Foster’s shoulders to show his new rank in the RMDF.
Glenroy joined the MSS Cadet Corp on 2000 where he came up through the ranks and in 2006 was the Cadet Sergeant Major soon after which he left Montserrat to pursue a Degree in Civil Engineering. On his return in 2010 he formally enlisted in the RMDF and soon after was made an Officer Cadet (officer in training) and was appointed as Platoon Officer in the RMDF. Since 2010 he received local mentoring in his duties as a senior officer and he participated in a number of ceremonial duties and training camps as an officer in training. On June 7th, 2012 he received a Queen’s Commission and was promoted to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant by the Governor.
In 2015, Lt Foster led the Defence Force Team to Dominica to assist in their response to the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika last year.
Commanding Officer of the RMDF Captain Alvin E Ryan said that “I am happy for Lt Foster he is a dedicated and hard-working volunteer in the RMDF and he is deserving of his promotion. I am glad to see that Her Excellency agreed with my recommendation for his promotion which comes just before the Queen’s Birthday Parade on June 13th. The Royal Montserrat Defence Force is a growing organisation and promotions are commensurate with knowledge, dedication, ability and the actual size and makeup of the organisation.”