Major General (Ret’d) Edmund Dillon held the post of  Minister of National Security from September 9, 2015 - August 4, 2018.

Prior to his appointment, he was the Director Corporate Security at Atlantic LNG Trinidad and Tobago. He retired as the Chief of Defence Staff of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force in 2010. Prior to his appointment as Chief of Defence Staff, he held the position as the Commanding Officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment. He served as a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force for just over thirty-six years, beginning his career as an enlisted member of the Coast Guard before accepting a position as a commissioned officer in the Regiment.

Minister Dillon is happily married to Ava Dillon and they have three children: Cleavon Dillon - one of our country’s Olympian (Athens 2004), Adeisha Dillon and Toni Dillon.