Naval Officer

Command your Future. Defend our Everyday as a Naval Officer.


As a Naval Officer, you will be groomed to take command of our Navy’s sophisticated submarines, warships and naval aircraft, while leading men and women of our Navy family to fulfil their duty of defending Singapore. Being a naval strategist, you will lead your people during troubled times to victory at sea, and during times of peace, use your diplomatic skills to expand Singapore’s policy spaces and defend our way of life. 


As a Naval Officer, you will receive a competitive starting salary, a comprehensive Savings and Employee Retirement (SAVER) plan and FLEX benefits credits that accrue with years of service under the Officer Career Scheme.

Salary Benefits

Earn a starting salary between


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Officer Scheme

  • CPF Top-up account
  • Savings account
  • Retirement account
  • Service Bonuses

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Flex Benefits

Earn Flex credit points between


per annum

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Salary Benefits

Starting Salary

Officer Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Lieutenant
$3,940 - $4,890 (Degree) - $4,900 - $5,520* (Degree)
$3,010 (Diploma) $3,570* (Diploma) $3,630* (Diploma)
$2,420 (A-Level) $3,010* (A-Level) $3,240 (A-Level)


Additional Allowances

All Naval Officers
Ship board $350-$450
Submarine $750-$850
Diving $700-$1000

*Inclusive of ship board allowance of $350

Officer Scheme

Savings and Employee Retirement (SAVER) Plan

CPF top-up account- Lower employee’s contribution compared to private section, allowing more take-home pay. Employer’s contribution matches that of private sector.
Savings account- Funds will be deposited monthly for the first 10 years of service. Withdrawals can be made from the 7th year of service onwards.
Retirement account- Contributions start from the 7th year of service.
Service Bonuses – Distributed from ages 45-50

Additional Allowance

Flex Benefits

This scheme awards credit points (1 point= $1) that you can use for: Personal development/education, vacations, children’s daycare services, children’s education, medical claims and personal insurance.

First 6 years of service 600 credits per year
7th to 12th year of service 800 credits per year
13th year of service onwards 1000 credits per year

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Entry Requirements

Academic Qualifications

Degree, Diploma, A-Level or International Baccalaureate

Basic Requirements

  1. Singapore Citizen or Singapore PR intending to take up citizenship
  2. Medically fit (PES A & PES B)
  3. Normal colour perception


The SAF Scholarship

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SAF Merit Scholarship (SMS)

The SAF Merit Scholarship (SMS) equips you with a world-class education and exposes you to training that will develop your operational know-how and expertise relevant to the organisation. You will be trained to meet the challenges of the new security environment; to be a leader of leaders to lead and guide your men to fulfil the mission.

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SAF Academic Scholarship (SAS) — Overseas/Local

At a top local or overseas tertiary institution, achieve your academic goals in your pursuit of a fulfilling career contributing to the defence of Singapore.

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SAF Academic Award

Further your education at a leading university in Singapore. 

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