30 Jun '16, 10am

MORE SAY: @defencesg to let those enlisting for NS from end-2017 to indicate vocation choice

SINGAPORE: For men entering National Service (NS) from end-2017, they may indicate which vocations they are interested in joining and this will be factored in after they have been assigned to the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), Singapore Police Force (SPF) or Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen has revealed. The move aims to encourage full-time national servicemen to take ownership of their roles and responsibilities, Dr Ng said in an interview ahead of SAF Day on Jul 1. Currently, pre-enlistees are assigned to their vocations based on the operational needs of the SAF and Home Team agencies. However, pre-enlistees may begin to indicate which vocations they are interested in from the end of this year, if their enlistment date is from end-2017. Their interests will be considered after they have been assigned to SAF, SPF or SCDF, and information on...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/pre-enliste...

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