Major-General (MG) Kelvin Khong Boon Leong was appointed as Chief of Air Force on 22 March 2019. Prior to this, he was Chief of Staff - Joint Staff in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). MG Khong’s other command and staff appointments in the SAF include Chief of Staff - Air Staff, Head Air Operations, Commander Air Combat Command, Head Air Plans, Head Operational Development Group in Air Combat Command, Branch Head in Air Operations Department, and Branch Head in Joint Operations Department.
An operational fighter pilot with many years of experience, MG Khong has flown the F-16 and the F-15SG fighter jets and participated in many exercises in countries such as the United States, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. He was also the Commanding Officer of 149 SQN, the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s first local F-15SG SQN.
MG Khong pursued an engineering degree at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in the United Kingdom and graduated with a Master of Engineering (First Class Honours) in 1999. He attended the US Air Command & Staff College where he graduated with a Master of Military Operational Art and Science in 2008. He also graduated with a Master of Business Administration with Honours from the International Institute for Management Development in Switzerland in 2012.
For his contributions to the SAF, MG Khong was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Gold) (Military) and the Long Service Medal (Military) in 2020.
MG Khong and his wife Pei Chen have two sons, Josiah and Caleb, and daughter, Chloe.