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His soldiers served, not because they had to, but because they wanted to. SLTC (NS) Darren Tan shares how he won their hearts and minds.
When he entered Basic Military Training, Corporal First Class (CFC) (NS) Venkat Subramaniam was 108kg. His fitness was in the dumps and he would fail his Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) with a 2.4km timing of 17min and 50s.
It’s exam time for the citizen soldiers of 790th Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment (790 SIR), who must prove their combat readiness in ATEC.
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