30 Jun '16, 10am

NS pre-enlistees can soon indicate interest in over 30 vocations

NS pre-enlistees can soon indicate interest in over 30 vocations

SINGAPORE — From the end of this year, National Service pre-enlistees will be able to indicate their interest in any of over 30 vocations in three services, as part of efforts to encourage full-time national servicemen (NSFs) to take greater ownership of their responsibilities during their NS stint. The three services are the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), the Singapore Police Force and the Singapore Civil Defence Force. While the Defence Ministry (Mindef) will try to match individuals to vocations based on their interests and aptitudes, operational requirements will remain the primary consideration, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen. “We will try to (match) as many as possible, but (with) the caveat that the entirety of the unit’s mission and capability must not be compromised. I think (we) will increase ownership and match capability with the duties of (NSFs),” Dr Ng said ...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/ns-pre-enlistees-soon

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