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"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.
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.