08 Jun '11, 1pm

NDP 2011 to feature first female Parade Regimental Sergeant Major

NDP 2011 to feature first female Parade Regimental Sergeant Major

SINGAPORE: In preparation for this year's National Day Parade, military personnel have been toiling under the sun to get their drills right. And getting them into shape is the Parade Regimental Sergeant Major, Master Warrant Officer Jennifer Tan, who is also the first woman appointed in the parade's history. She will also call out the commands for the 29 contingents to march onto the stage. MWO Tan said: "Anyone appointed in this role, regardless of gender, the same pressure, the same pride will take place." Asked about the challenges she faced, MWO Tan said that while she is a contingent trainer, being in-charge of 29 contingents and ensuring that all the participants are up to the mark has been a challenge. Another challenge - learning the Malay commands - where she sought help from her Malay colleagues to get the pronunciation right. In addition to being the first woman...

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