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When 2nd Lieutenant (2LT) Steve Chia enlisted for National Service (NS) and started Basic Military Training (BMT) last January, he had a lot on his mind.
2LT Koh aspires to be a respected commando officer just like his father LTC (Ret) Koh.
"If you want to challenge yourself, you should give OCS (Officer Cadet School) a shot."
Being the older sibling often means having to set an example and paving the way for the younger ones to follow. For most people, it’s the usual things like doing well in school, nailing that first job or getting your driving license on the first try.
Officer Cadet School (OCS) goes on with stringent health measures to ensure the training of the SAF's next-generation leaders.
2LT A Guhanavel S/O Ashok Kumar became an officer despite starting with zero leadership experience and fitness.
2nd Lieutenant (2LT) Daniel Choo has big shoes to fill – his grandfather is Singapore's first defence chief and his dad, a top graduand from Officer Cadet School (OCS).
"If your bank account is full but your heart is not, then what’s the point?"
No one can defend our home better that we ourselves can. And National Service (NS) is key in equipping Singaporeans with the ability to do so.
This was President Halimah Yacob's message to new officers of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), at the Officer Cadet Course Commissioning Parade held at SAFTI Military Institute on 15 Dec.
Becoming an officer in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) was what 2nd Lieutenant (2LT) Lucas Lim had in mind when he enlisted for National Service (NS) in October 2016.
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