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Speeches | 16 Dec 2018
A very good evening to all. I am pleased to join you and your loved ones on this special day. My heartiest congratulations to all the graduands standing on parade today. You answered the call to serve your nation as officer cadets in the Officer Cadet School (OCS). Having gone through this physically and mentally rigorous course, you are now ready to take on the responsibility of leading the men and women of the SAF. I am confident that OCS has equipped you with the knowledge and skills required for the journey ahead.
News Releases | 16 Dec 2018
President Halimah Yacob reviewed a commissioning parade at the SAFTI Military Institute this evening. A total of 384 cadets, comprising 300 from the Army, 34 from the Navy and 50 from the Air Force, were commissioned as officers of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF).
Speaking at the parade, President Halimah highlighted the SAF's role in upholding the sovereignty of Singapore. She said, "We have only ourselves to depend upon in the defence of our home, which is why your service to the nation is important.
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Last Updated on 16 Nov 2018