Specialists are subject matter experts in their respective vocations and the repository of experience in the skills of soldiering. They would have skill-based knowledge in specialised areas like operations, maintenance of weapon systems, combat skills, regimental procedures, training and administration.
Promising enlistees with command potential will be selected to go to the School of Infantry Specialists (SISPEC) for a professional military leadership course. During the course, they will don the Specialist Cadet (SCT) rank. Upon graduation, they will be promoted to Third Sergeant (3SG). Thereafter they will progress to Second Sergeant (2SG), First Sergeant (1SG), Staff Sergeant (SSG) and Master Sergeant (MSG).