"I felt really honoured to be selected for this prestigious Command and Staff Course. Being the first RSAF UAV Pilot to attend this course added to this honour and it also spurred me to make the most out of the course so that I did not disappoint those who trusted me to represent the RSAF well," shared MAJ Jeffrey Ng who was the Distinguished Graduate for the recent US Air Command and Staff Course (ACSC).
The ACSC is a full-year course, comprising some 500 students from the US Air Force, US Marines, US Navy, US Army, and International Officers (IO) from 67 countries. MAJ Jeffrey and LTC Lee Meiyi represented the RSAF for the course held at the Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, USA.
National Service (NS) has a different meaning to different people. My own experience was moulded by luck, effort, and the people around me.
I enlisted on 8 Apr 2017 and was classified PES C due to an injury I sustained just a year before my enlistment. After Basic Military Training, I was posted to Air Force Training Command (AFTC) to undergo the Air Force Technician Flight Line Crew Rotary Wing Course. This was where I learnt the fundamentals in aviation engineering, specifically for helicopters. Soon after graduating, I was assigned to 120 SQN - home of the Redhawks and the AH-64D Apache Attack Helicopters.
My work at 120 SQN included aircraft servicing, refuelling and marshalling, amongst other duties. Learning the ropes while I was still green as grass was not easy, and it was overwhelming working on the aircraft initially. One problem I faced was identifying the specific aircraft components for inspection.
Last Updated on 30 Aug 2018