28 Jun '18, 9pm

SAF gets first female Chief Warrant Officer

From nine years old, Senior Warrant Officer (SWO) Jennifer Tan would often accompany her late father, First Warrant Officer (Ret) Tan Hock Hai, to his workplace at the Tanglin Detention Barrack. The trips gave her first-hand experience of what a military career involved and influenced her decision to join the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in 1984 at the age of 18. She became an administrative supervisor and applied for the woman combat scheme in 1988, two years after the army recruited its first female combatants. Over the years in the Armour formation, she rose through the ranks and is now set to become the SAF's first female Chief Warrant Officer. She was among over 500 personnel from the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) and the SAF to be promoted this year. Some received their certificates from Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen and Chief of Defence Force, Major-General Melvyn Ong,...

Full article: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/saf-gets-first-fem...

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