The 25th RSAF Operationally-Ready National Servicemen (NSmen) Seminar was held at Air Force Training Command Auditorium on 12 May 15. Held annually, the seminar aims to recognise NSmen’s contributions and to update them on key developments in the RSAF.
Guest-of-Honour, CAF, MG Hoo Cher Mou, officiated at the seminar and gave an opening address. “A culture of innovation allows us to be agile and create opportunities in a resource-constrained environment. As NSmen, I encourage you to play a significant role in this, to bring in new innovative ideas from the civilian spheres and contextualise them in your respective units,” MG Hoo said.
During the seminar, a dialogue session was held, where MG Hoo gathered feedback and answered questions from the attendees. Thereafter, he presented awards to excelling individuals who have showcased exemplary commitment towards Singapore’s defence.
MAJ (NS) Chan Wan Kong, a Ground-Based Air Defence officer and DY CO 163 SQN, is on the Reservist On Voluntary Extended Reserve Service scheme and was a Certificate of Appreciation recipient. “Serving Full-Time National Service is a national duty of all Singaporean sons. Signing on as a Regular is a career choice. Continuing to serve as an NSman after leaving service is a national obligation,” he said, “After completing all of these phases, volunteering to extend my service is a privilege because I am able to continue contributing towards the defence of our nation – the place I call home.”