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Unlike most boys who begin their National Service (NS) at 18 or 19 years old, he was already in his 40s when he went for his first military training. This was in 2015 when he joined the Singapore Armed Forces Volunteer Corps (SAFVC).
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.
Shooters from the 10 ASEAN nations strengthened defence ties and engaged in a test of marksmanship at the ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet (AARM) 2017.