In a Change of Appointment Parade held on 9 July 2014 at Leaders Hall, Pasir Laba Camp, CWO Ng Siak Ping was appointed Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA). He assumes this appointment from his predecessor, CWO Tang Peck Oon. Chief of Army MG Perry Lim was the witnessing officer for this parade, which was attended by many senior SAF and Army leaders.
CWO Tang Peck Oon was sworn in as Sergeant Major of the Army on 27 April 2011. As SMA, CWO Tang advised on all Solider Fundamentals, Regimental and Disciplinary issues in the Army, and oversaw WOSpecs and Junior Military Expert-related matters.