"I wanted a sense of purpose in the things that I do and the Navy does real operations. To know that our contributions ensure the peace and security of our Nation drives a sense of purpose within me" - ME4 Alex Arvin, Best Trainee (Navy), 18/20 Senior Military Expert Appointment Ceremony.
Having come from a family with several SAF regulars, it was both the strong purpose and the discipline in a military organisation that drew ME4 Alex to a career with the Navy.
Joining the Navy as an engineer by vocation, the Military Domain Expert Course (MDEC) not only provided him the opportunity to strengthen his expertise in this field but also to hone his leadership skills as a senior military expert. For him, what truly stood out was the humility, patience, leadership by example and deep domain knowledge of his seniors and instructors - inspiring him to want to grow into a leader that is both firm and kind.
Big congratulations to ME4 Alex and all our newly appointed senior military experts! We're excited to see you do great things!
"There is one thing I truly believe in - no one can be where they are in life without the people around him/her. I have been blessed with great people and I owe it to them. I had amazing coursemates from both my MDEC 1 and MDEC 2. Although we were from different domains, we still encouraged each other. When you have people trust in you, it's an enormous motivation to not disappoint them. I am extremely grateful to those who have been part of my journey. " - ME4 Alex Arvin, Best Trainee (Navy), 18/20 Senior Military Expert Appointment Ceremony.