MILITARY DOMAIN EXPERTS SCHEME (MDES)

You will be trained to acquire world-class technical expertise under the Military Domain Experts Scheme (MDES). This is how you can build up your skills and capabilities by the day, learn to innovate, and troubleshoot complex systems with great efficiency to protect our nation's sovereignty.

Explore what it is like to strive for greatness in an MDES role and Find Your #AboveAll.

MDES VOCATIONS

CAREER ROADMAP

STARTING FROM ME1

  • ME1

    ME 1-1 / ME 1-2

    • Assistant Engineer
    • Assistant AOSX
    • Assistant AIRIX
  • ME2

    ME 2-1 / ME 2-2

    • Assistant Engineer
    • Assistant AOSX
    • Assistant AIRIX
    • Section In-charge
    • Shift In-charge
    • Engineering Flight Lead
    • Trainer
  • ME3

    ME 3-1 / ME 3-2 / ME 3-3

    • Section In-charge
    • Shift In-charge
    • Engineering Flight Lead
    • Trainer
  • ME4

    ME 4-2 / ME 4-3

    • Deputy Officer Commanding
    • Squadron Command Chief
    • Staff Officer
  • ME5

    ME 5-1 / ME 5-2

    • Group/Base/Command Command Chief
    • Officer Commanding
    • Section Head
  • ME6

    ME 6-1 / ME 6-2

    • Commanding Officer
    • Air Force Command Chief
    • Branch Head

STARTING FROM ME4

  • ME4

    ME 4-1 / ME 4-2 / ME 4-3

    • Deputy Officer Commanding
    • Officer In-charge
    • Staff Officer
  • ME5

    ME 5-1 / ME 5-2

    • Officer Commanding
    • Section Head
  • ME6

    ME 6-1 / ME 6-2 / ME 6-3

    • Commanding Officer
    • Branch Head
  • ME7

    ME 7-1 / ME 7-2 / ME 7-3

    • Group Commander
    • Centre Head
    • Deputy Department Head
  • ME8

    ME 8

    • Chief Engineer
    • Department Head

BENEFITS

  • COMPETITIVE SALARY

    You can expect an attractive remuneration package with a Market Adjustable Specialisation Component (MASC) to recognise the expertise of Military Experts.

  • EXPERTS CONTINUOUS ENGAGEMENT & LEARNING (EXCEL) BONUS

    You will receive periodic EXCEL bonuses of up to 28 months in total, depending on your length of service.

  • MEDISAVE-CUM-SUBSIDISED OUTPATIENT (MSO) SCHEME

    You will receive additional Medisave contributions and enjoy up to 85% subsidy for yourself and 60% for your dependants on outpatient treatment.

  • SIGN-ON BONUS

    If you have signed up for the Junior MDES vocations and are not starting on or undergoing sponsored studies, you will receive a one-time Sign-on Bonus of up to $25,000.

  • EARLY DEGREE SPONSORSHIP

    Good performers can apply for the SAF Engineering Award (SEA) to pursue full-time studies at local universities. This can be as early as the first three years of service.

  • FLEXIBLE BENEFITS (FLEX)

    You will receive $600 - $1,000 FLEX credits a year, which can be used to pay for your insurance, vacations, education and medical needs.

  • CONTIGUOUS 8-RANK MILITARY EXPERT STRUCTURE

    You will be sent for relevant MDES courses at key progression points to enhance your knowledge and be given the opportunity to rise in this 8-rank structure.

  • OTHER BENEFITS

    We will celebrate your key life milestones with you, giving you gifts when you get married, have a child and even when it's your anniversary. We will also provide a series of lifestyle benefits including exclusive rates and memberships.

FIND YOUR #ABOVEALL AS AN RSAF MILITARY EXPERT

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