CWO NG SIAK PING was enlisted into the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) as a Commando on 22 Dec 1982.
In the course of his military career, CWO NG has held various appointments, which include Operations Warrant Officer and Force Sergeant Major in Headquarters Commando. After which, he was Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) of the 1st Commando Battalion during which the unit won the Best Combat Unit. During the unit evaluation by the Army Tactical Evaluation Centre, he received a Letter of Commendation for his outstanding performance as Regimentation Sergeant Major. He went on to assume the appointment as an Officer-Commanding in Commando Training Institute. His other appointments included being the Institute Sergeant Major of Specialist and Warrant Officer Institute (SWI), Brigade Sergeant Major of the 23rd Singapore Infantry Brigade, Division Sergeant Major of the 3rd Singapore Division and Sergeant Major of the Army. In 2010, he had the honour of being the Parade Regimental Sergeant Major for the SAF Day Parade.
Other significant milestones in CWO NG's career include representing the Army in the Ranger and Pathfinder Courses conducted by the United States Army. He also won 3 awards in the United States Army Sergeant Major Course, namely, the Iron Soldier Award, United States Army Achievement Medal and the International Student Distinguished Graduate Award. He was inducted into the US Army Sergeant Major Academy "Hall of Fame" in 2014. He has also participated in numerous military courses including the Army Battalion Regimental Sergeant Major Course, Joint Advance and Senior Leadership Course, Ranger Course, Basic Airborne Course, Military FreeFall and Advanced Freefall Course and the Professional Diver Course.
CWO NG has embraced continuous learning and is a fervent advocate of lifelong learning. He constantly seeks to improve himself, furthering his studies and acquiring a Diploma in Supervisory Management (2002), a Diploma in Learning Science (2009) and an Advance Diploma in Learning and Instruction at NIE (2013).
During his career, CWO NG has received various awards. Some key awards include the SAF Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (12, 22, 30 years), the SAF Efficiency Medal, the SAF Overseas Medal and The Public Administrations Medal (Bronze)(Military).
CWO NG is married to Hong Ying and has a daughter, Nicole Ng and a son, Nigel Ng.