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As a Military Expert in Our Army, you will develop deep professional expertise in key military domains, such as technical, engineering, nursing and intelligence. It will be a career full of opportunities, as you employ your deep specialisation to maintain our operational edge.
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The Military Domain Experts Scheme (MDES) offers an extended military career up to age 60. As a Military Expert (ME), you will have opportunities to upgrade yourself through scholarships and sponsorships, in addition to professional development and Continuing Education (CE) programmes. With a systematic Route of Advancement (ROA) for gaining the relevant operational experience, you will develop the deep expertise essential to your domain specialisation.
With Our Army’s technological expertise and knowledge base put in your capable hands, you will have the chance to expand your expertise and strive for excellence as you move up the leadership ladder.
MDES Job Clustering
ME1 to ME3 appointments provide the foundation for building and consolidating invaluable operational experience and system competencies. With this foundation, outstanding MEs will be able to progress to higher-grade appointments of ME4 and above, which encompass greater leadership responsibilities and deeper specialisation.
The MDES ROA and career progression system are premised upon professional qualifications, performance and potential. Good performers will be scheduled for qualification courses, and will be assessed on their expertise and knowledge for further upgrading. Successfully passing the assessments will allow them to be promoted and hold higher-grade appointments.
The Nurturing Roadmap for MDES will groom uniformed personnel to acquire deep expertise in various domains. These military experts will operate Our Army’s complex systems, and serve to retain and enhance domain knowledge within the SAF.
Our Nurturing Roadmap is grounded on 3 key pillars — Continuing Education, Professional Military & Education Training, and Leadership Development.
Our Army's Military Experts enjoy competitive remuneration with a premium over the relevant market benchmarks through the Market Adjustable Specialisation Component (MASC). The overall salary package serves to recognise individual expertise, and is pegged to rank, specific specialisation and level of expertise.
Senior Military Experts with strong military and academic standings would be accorded an additional top up to their starting salary.Note: Information correct as of 1 January 2020. The above information reflects the starting salary for the different vocations.
MEs, leading a full career up to age 60, will benefit from a full CPF scheme.
To recognise and encourage better performance, you will be rewarded with annual performance bonuses (similar to the Officer and Warrant Officers Corps). MEs with good performance will enjoy an attractive performance-based annual Merit Increment (MI) and Promotion Increment (PI) upon promotion in rank or grade.
You will be rewarded for your continued commitment to the Army with attractive EXCEL Bonuses, which amount up to 28 months of your gross monthly salary over the span of your career, up to 60 years of age. The bonuses will be given out at ages 32, 40, and 50*.
*Applicants who do not meet the first 12 months criteria will receive a pro-rated bonus at the age of 32.
Strive for personal upgrading and development with our series of quality in-house training courses. These include organisational training, competency development and continuing education.
You will be entitled to 14 to 18 days of annual leave, according to your educational level, service length and rank. Your leave entitlement will be upgraded once you have completed 10 years of continuous service. Also, you will be entitled to 14 days of Medical Leave and 60 days of extended Hospitalisation Leave if you are warded.
As a public officer on the Medisave-cum-Subsidised Outpatient (MSO) medical benefits scheme, you will receive an additional 2% of your gross monthly salary into your Central Provident Fund Medisave Account. You will also receive a subsidy of up to $500 per calendar year for your medical expenses. Any unused amount of the first $350 subsidy will be credited into your Medisave account, while the remaining $150 will be on a reimbursement basis.
Every ME will be given annual FLEX credits, with 1 FLEX credit equivalent to S$1. The amount of FLEX credits will increase with years in service. We recognise that every ME has unique needs, so the FLEX credits can be used to pay for a diverse range of life's needs such as insurance, vacations and education, among others, for yourself and a dependent.