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


per month

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Officer Scheme

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

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Flex Benefits

Receive a lump sum between


per annum

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Salary Benefits

Starting Salary

Officer Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Lieutenant
$4,940 - $5,840 (Degree) - $6,060* - $6,510* (Degree)
$3,360 (Diploma) $3,940* (Diploma) $4,010* (Diploma)
$3,120 (A-Level) $3,700* (A-Level) $3,770* (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

An annual lump sum allowance will be disbursed to you so that you have the flexibility in using the money as and when you need it.

Up to 10 years of service $800 per year
More than 10 years of service $1,000 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 B1 and above)
  3. Normal colour perception


The SAF Scholarship

Second in prestige only to the President's Scholarship, The SAF Scholarship (formerly known as SAF Overseas Scholarship - SAFOS) is for those who see the honour in service and duty – the noble purpose of being there where it matters most. It provides excellent opportunities for personal and professional growth, as well as grooming for the highest levels of command and management.

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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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Mid-Term SAF Academic Award

If you're currently an undergraduate at a local university, you can take advantage of our mid-term scholarship.During the course of your studies, you will enjoy an annual allowance, as well as sponsorship of your tuition and hostel fees. 

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