Past Leadership

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Past Leadership
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Ministry of Defence (MINDEF)
Minister for Defence
  • 2003 – 2011Teo Chee Hean
  • 1995 – 2003Tony Tan Keng Yam
  • 1994 – 1995Lee Boon Yang
  • 1991 – 1994Yeo Ning Hong
  • 1982 – 1991Goh Chok Tong
  • 1979 – 1982Howe Yoon Chong
  • 1970 – 1979Goh Keng Swee
  • 1968 - 1970Lim Kim San
Minister of Interior & Defence
  • 1967 – 1968Lim Kim San
  • 1965 - 1967Goh Keng Swee
Minister of Defence & Security
  • 1965 - 1965Goh Keng Swee
The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF)
Chief of Defence Force
  • 2015 - 2018Perry Lim
  • 2013 - 2015Ng Chee Meng
  • 2010 - 2013Neo Kian Hong
  • 2007 - 2010Desmond Kuek
  • 2003 - 2007Ng Yat Chung
  • 2000 - 2003Lim Chuan Poh
  • 1995 - 2000Bey Soo Khiang
  • 1992 - 1995Ng Jui Ping
  • 1990 - 1992Winston Choo
Chief of the General Staff (also in direct command of the Singapore Army)
  • 1976 - 1990Winston Choo
Director General Staff (also in direct command of the Singapore Army)
  • 1974 - 1976Winston Choo
  • 1970 - 1974Kirpa Ram Vij
  • 1968 - 1970Thomas James Duncan Campbell
  • 1968 - 1968Kirpa Ram Vij
  • 1966 - 1968Tan Teck Khim
The Singapore Army
Chief of Army
  • 2015 - 2018Melvyn Ong
  • 2014 - 2015Perry Lim
  • 2011 - 2014Ravinder Singh
  • 2010 - 2011Chan Chun Sing
  • 2007 - 2010Neo Kian Hong
  • 2003 - 2007Desmond Kuek
  • 2000 - 2003Ng Yat Chung
  • 1998 - 2000Lim Chuan Poh
  • 1995 - 1998Han Eng Juan
  • 1992 - 1995Lim Neo Chian
  • 1990 - 1992Ng Jui Ping
  • 1990 - 1990Boey Tak Hap
Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)
Chief of Navy
  • 2014 - 2017Lai Chung Han
  • 2011 - 2014Ng Chee Peng
  • 2007 - 2011Chew Men Leong
  • 2003 - 2007Ronnie Tay
  • 1999 - 2003Lui Tuck Yew
  • 1996 - 1999Richard Lim Cherng Yih
  • 1992 - 1996Kwek Siew Jin
  • 1991 - 1992Teo Chee Hean
  • 1990 - 1991James Leo
Commander, RSN
  • 1985 - 1990James Leo
  • 1975 - 1985Khoo Eng An
Commander, Maritime Command
  • 1970 - 1975James Aeria
  • 1969 - 1970Geoffrey Vernon Dennis
  • 1969 - 1969Mohamed Bin Mohd Salleh
Commander, Singapore Naval Volunteer Force
  • 1966 - 1968Jaswant Singh Gill
Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)
Chief of Air Force
  • 2013 - 2016Hoo Cher Mou
  • 2009 - 2013Ng Chee Meng
  • 2006 - 2009Ng Chee Khern
  • 2001 - 2006Lim Kim Choon
  • 1998 - 2001Raymund Ng Teck Heng
  • 1995 - 1998Goh Yong Siang
  • 1992 - 1995Bey Soo Khiang
  • 1990 - 1992Michael Teo Eng Cheng
Commander, RSAF
  • 1985 - 1990Michael Teo Eng Cheng
Deputy Commander, RSAF
  • 1984 - 1985Michael Teo Eng Cheng
  • 1982 - 1984Gary Yeo Ping Yong
  • 1980 - 1982Michael Teo Eng Cheng
Director Air Staff
  • 1977 - 1980Liu Ching Chuan
  • 1976 - 1977Murray Alexander Turnbull
  • 1975 - 1976D J Rhodes
  • 1975 - 1975W E Kelly
  • 1973 - 1975John Francis Langer
Commander, Singapore Air Defence Command
  • 1970 - 1972Ee Tean Chye