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  Senator the Honourable Brigadier General Carl Alfonso

Brigadier General Carlton Alfred Alfonso was appointed a Senator and Minister of National Security on February 3, 2015.

Brigadier General Alfonso served Trinidad and Tobago as aide-de-camp to former President Noor Hassanali. He is a former Commanding Officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment and was the first enlisted man to ascend to the position of Chief of Defence Staff, where he served from 1994 to 1999.

In 2012, Brigadier General Alfonso was awarded the Medal of Merit,Gold, for community service.                                                                                                             

Permanent Secretary

Mr. Carl A. Francis

On Tuesday April 22nd, 2014 Mr. Carl A. Francis assumed duty as Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of National Security.

Mr. Carl A. Francis served as the Permanent Secretary, Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development from March 23, 2012 before he assumed duty as the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of National Security.                                                          

Mr. Francis is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and the Institute of International Relations,

St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago and has extensive training in diplomacy, negotiations, international trade and foreign policy formulation and execution.





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