Air Warfare Officer (ATC) : MAJ Gurdeep Kaur

Every day, the words of MAJ Gurdeep Kaur send our most advanced assets soaring towards where they're required most. But when the RSAF was called upon to aid in disaster relief, her actions proved to speak even louder than her words.

How would you describe the RSAF's organisational culture?

Team excellence definitely features very highly in the RSAF. No one works alone, and whatever you do has an impact on the next person down the line. Even though you have a certain role to fulfill, you will still look out for your team at the end of the day. No matter what happens, you will always ensure that those beside you are doing their job safely and doing it well.

What is the work-life balance like in the Air Force?

Sometimes it can be challenging to manage as well as balance family and work commitments (especially with 3 kids to juggle), but it helps to have an understanding family and thoughtful bosses. While it can get a little hectic sometimes, I am fortunate in that I don't have to pick between the two and get to enjoy proper work-life balance.

What was your proudest moment in the Air Force?

It was when we were called up for OFE (Operation Flying Eagle) after the Indian Ocean Tsunami struck. My airbase was tasked with deploying the helicopters that supported the relief missions, so I was sent to Sumatra to assist in the orchestration of operations. Being able to contribute to and be part of the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) effort was especially meaningful to me.


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