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LG Melvyn Ong, Chief of Defence Force, shares how the SAF kept its operations running while contributing to whole-of-government efforts to contain COVID-19.
The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will be setting up an Inspector-General Office with the authority to scrutinise and enforce safety processes and practices at all levels. This was announced by Chief of Defence Force (CDF) Lieutenant-General (LG) Melvyn Ong during a meeting with 750 Active and Operationally Ready National Serviceman (NSman) commanders on 31 Jan.
She was chief of communications on board Landing Ship Tank RSS Endeavour during the Navy's counter-piracy effort in the Gulf of Aden.
An open mobilisation alert was broadcasted at 12 noon across Singapore on 9 Dec. Within a few hours, more than 90 per cent of Active and Operationally Ready National Servicemen (NSmen) were already at three Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) bases across the island, ready for duty.
The recent Trump-Kim Summit, held on 12 Jun, saw security being stepped up around Singapore.
Pada senarai paling atas Ketua Pasukan Pertahanan (CDF) Mejar Jeneral (MG) Melvyn Ong adalah memastikan bahawa Angkatan Bersenjata Singapura (SAF) bersiap sedia untuk memelihara keselamatan dan keamanan negara.
At the top of Chief of Defence Force (CDF) Major-General (MG) Melvyn Ong's list is ensuring that the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) are ready to ensure the country's safety and security.
Two thousand soldiers, four Task Forces and numerous military assets deployed on land, at sea and in the air. All ready to secure Singapore for one historic meeting.
Major-General (MG) Melvyn Ong, 43, stepped into his new role as the Chief of Defence Force (CDF) on 23 Mar, in a Change of Command ceremony held at SAFTI Military Institute.
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