Some say leaders are born, not made. In Our Army, we prove otherwise. As an Officer in Our Army, you will enjoy a dignified career full of challenging and enriching opportunities, and develop into a leader par excellence.
As a Commander, you will...
As a Professional Trainer, you will...
As an Operational Staff, you will...
Under the Enhanced Officers Scheme (EOS), you will enjoy an elaborate career that will see you take on a spectrum of leadership and management appointments. There are also a number of unique features to the scheme, so you can be sure that your career
journey is one filled with options and opportunities.
Here are a couple of these features.
SAVER provides a plan to save with additional premiums during your service. On top of the monthly salary, MINDEF makes contributions based on a certain percentage of the Officers' gross monthly salary into SAVER accounts. You are eligible to withdraw SAVER funds from the Savings and Retirement Accounts during service, and enjoy an added bonus at the point of full vesting amount in these accounts.
The Dual Track Combat Officer (DTCO) Scheme provides two different career tracks – Generalist and Specialist – so that you have the autonomy to shape your own Army career. Regardless of which track you undertake, you will experience and take on challenging jobs of a diversified nature.
As part of Our Army's commitment towards developing and nurturing our leaders, you will be groomed to take on the Officer Commanding (OC) appointment within your first ten years. During which, you may pursue your degree on a full-time or part-time basis. Upon completing your OC tour, you can either choose to remain as a Generalist Officer and continue with your vocational tour in your chosen field (e.g. Armour), or opt to be a Specialist Officer, under the Dual Track Combat Officer (DTCO) Scheme.
All Officers are eligible to apply for the SAF Postgraduate Awards to pursue their postgraduate education as part of our commitment towards Continuing Education. You can also expect to attend a variety of courses, including Route of Advancement (ROA) courses, which will prepare you for critical appointments in your Army career.
To groom you into an effective leader, our Nurturing Roadmap ensures that you will build a strong leadership foundation and receive regular educational upgrading opportunities. You will also strategise operational plans and capabilities across a dynamic and complex environment.
Our Nurturing Roadmap is grounded on 3 key pillars — Continuing Education, Professional Military & Education Training, and Leadership Development.
Our Army Officers receive very competitive remuneration in comparison with the private sector. This is continually benchmarked and constantly reviewed.
One-time Sign-On Bonus of $5,000 - $20,000 (Not applicable for Award Holders)
Officers with strong military and academic standings would be accorded an additional top up to their starting salary.Note: Information correct as of 8 November 2016.
Strive for personal upgrading and development with our series of quality in-house training courses. These include organisational training, competency development and continuing education.
All Officers are entitled to 18 days of annual leave. Your leave entitlement will be upgraded to 21 days 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 an Officer, you will receive attractive medical benefits, which should give you the peace of mind to carry on giving your best. Upon joining us, you will be placed onto the MSO Scheme, which will contribute 1% of your salary into your Medisave account each month, up to a total of $70 per month. Additional wages will also attract the 1% Medisave contribution, up to a maximum of $350 per annum. You will also enjoy outpatient subsidies of up to $350 per year.
Post Retirement Medical Insurance (PRMI) will be given to all Officers in selected vocations who retire at age 45 onwards, with at least 10 years of recognisable service. It will cover you from the day of retirement from the SAF till age 60.*
*PRMI does not cover spouses and children.
You will receive a 6-month SAVER bonus of your gross salary at the end of your 6th SAVER year.
Every Officer will be given annual FLEX credits, where 1 FLEX credit is equivalent to S$1. The amount of FLEX credits will increase with years in service. We recognise that every Officer 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.
As an organisation that is committed towards ensuring the welfare of all our personnel, we have plenty of packages and programmes designed to grant you a healthy and comfortable work-life balance.