As a Defence Merit Scholar, Sonia Keloth has had the privilege of working with multiple departments in the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF). She believes these experiences will maximise her full potential as a Defence Executive Officer (DXO), contributing to the nation’s defence and security through policy formulation and other responsibilities.
Military Expert 4 (ME4) Ho Yan Jin gained more than just an engineering career with the SAF. As an officer in the 808 Squadron, she leads and develops a team while serving with purpose in defending Singapore’s airspace.
Major (MAJ) Katrina Pang’s leap of faith to join the Singapore Army has since propelled her into the role of Commanding Officer (CO) of the 35th Battalion, Singapore Combat Engineers (SCE). Here, she finds joy and purpose in creating meaningful experiences for her colleagues and those under her wing.
Initially wanting to enter the field of medicine, Lieutenant-Colonel (LTC) David Kan found his calling in the Navy to lead his crew on the ship to fulfil the critical mission of safeguarding Singapore’s security and defending our way of life.
Driven by a desire to do meaningful and engaging work, Melody Seet decided to join the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) as a Defence Executive Officer (DXO) to give back to society. Today, she serves in the Manpower Policy Department where she formulates strategic manpower policies.
Military Expert 5 (ME5) Lloyd Chua would be attracted to the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), an organisation which offered him a myriad of opportunities in the field of science and engineering.
Captain (CPT) Ooi Li Wen’s passion for the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) was stoked by her intrigue in the RSAF operations, as well as the long-lasting camaraderie found within. Taking part in security operations to keep Singapore safe instils a sense of pride in her. As a UAV pilot, she keeps a vigilant eye over the safety of Singaporeans every day.
Colonel (COL) Mikail Kalimuddin embarked on his journey with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), after receiving the SAF Scholarship in 2005, to deepen his skills as an effective leader. Leading by example, he challenges himself to go beyond the call of duty. Today, he serves as the Commander of 3rd Singapore Infantry Brigade (3 SIB).
No Army, no matter how valiant, can forge ahead without logistics support. It’s the lifeline for every soldier, the pivot for military success. ME7 Benny Yong (and SAF Engineering Scholar) shares how he and his team fortify our national defence and boost our soldiers’ training experience, all with the profound power of engineering and Combat Service Support (CSS).
As the Head of SAF’s Force Transformation Office, Senior Lieutenant Colonel John N. Samuel (and SAF Scholar) has to see to one thing – that the future of the SAF is on solid ground.
She doesn’t command a military troop. She doesn’t bear any arms. Yet Rachel Ong plays one of the most critical roles in maintaining Singapore’s safety at the global level.
When it came to deciding a career path for herself, MAJ Jaime Liew wanted a job that would challenge her intellectually and engage her emotionally. When she attended a scholarship tea session after her A-Level examination, she was attracted by what the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) could offer.