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SAF Military Expert tops US Army Strategist Program
Posted: 21 Aug 2014, 1500 hours (Time is GMT +8 hours)

Story by Army News

Photography by Army News

(ME5 David Cai's award presentation)

ME5 David Cai recently graduated from the U.S. Command and General Staff College (CGSC) as the top academic student in the Army Strategist Program for his class, receiving the Brigadier General Benjamin H.Grierson Award for Excellence in Strategic Studies. The CGSC was held at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and had 70 International Military Students (IMS) from 65 different countries.. It is an extremely rigorous course which aims to educate, train and develop leaders for Unified Land Operations.

During the course, ME5 David’s exceptional analytical skills, superb military knowledge and distinguished leadership also led him to earning the Distinguished Master Strategist Award as well as the respect from his fellow coursemates. Most notably, the Deputy Commandant for the USGC, Brigadier General Christopher P.Hughes, heaped praise on ME5 David for his excellence, “You may be justifiably proud of this achievement. Only a small number of students complete the rigorous academic demands of the Strategic Studies Program, and you have distinguished yourself as the best among them.”


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A Chapter Closes: 3GDS' 15th Mono-Intake 'ORDs'!
Posted: 26 Sep 2013, 1836 hours (Time is GMT +8 hours)

Story by Edmund Twohill 

Photos by Army News and 3 GDS

The 23rd of August2013 marked a very special day for the Commanders and Men of 3rd Battalion Singapore Guards 15th Mono In-take (III.XV) – It wasIII.XV's Family Carnival and NS Milestone Parade.   This was an opportunity for the soldiers ofIII.XV to celebrate the successful completion of their active NS cycle with their families. The Family Carnival took the form of an NS Journey Exhibit to showcase the experience of the unit over the past two years while the NSMilestone Parade consisted of a traditional "ORD Parade" that also featured the Assumption of Command by the NS Key Appointment Holders, to emphasise the continuity of NS beyond the active cycle.

The NS Journey Exhibit was aseries of photo and video exhibits that depicted the achievements and experiences of the soldiers over the past two years. The servicemen brought their families and friends on their NS journey through a series of static andinteractive displays that incorporated two main themes, namely, "Becoming a Guardsmen" and "Becoming Operationally Ready". The first segment of "Becoming a Guardsmen" showcased their journey from BMT through the Guards Advanced Infantry Training (GAIT).  Besides the sights and sounds of the photosand videos, there were combat ration tasting, camouflage-painting stations, as well as weapons/combat equipment display. These stations gave opportunities to the servicemen to explain andre-live the challenges they first experienced when they entered National Service and the memories they had onto attaining their coveted Guards tab and Khaki beret.


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