Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Social and Family Development & Ministry of Education, Associate Professor (A/P) Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim reviewed the 41st Specialist Cadet Graduation Parade at Pasir Laba Camp this evening. A total of 943 cadets comprising 881 from the Singapore Army, 51 from the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), nine from the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and two from Joint graduated as Specialists of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF).
Addressing the graduands, A/P Faishal urged the Specialists to remember their training and the SAF core values as they embarked on their new leadership journey. He said, "Today's graduation marks the beginning of your journey as leaders in the SAF. As you assume your role, you will realise that your responsibilities will increase many-fold, and new challenges will surface. While these may seem overwhelming at times, have faith in the training that you have received and let these fundamentals and the SAF core values guide you."
A/P Faishal also reminded them of the responsibility they must fulfil as leaders in the SAF. He said, "Parents will depend on you to take care of their children and soldiers entrust their lives to you. You must undertake this sacred responsibility with utmost care. Always lead by example and set high but achievable standards. Train them hard and keep them safe. Inspire their commitment through care and engagement."
The graduation parade marked the completion of the 22-week Specialist Cadet Course for graduands from the Singapore Army, the RSN, the RSAF and Joint, where they trained under rigorous and realistic conditions to develop leadership and combat skills, and deepen their respective vocational expertise. Present at the parade were families and friends of the graduands as well as senior SAF officers.