08 Jun '11, 10pm

NDP 2011 gets first female regimental sergeant-major (via ST iPhone App)

Master Warrant Officer Jennifer Tan, 45, is the parade's first female regimental sergeant-major. Her job is to ensure all 29 contingents execute their drills with precision on Aug 9 at Marina Bay. Her 21-year-old twins Jeffrey (R) and Jason Ong (L) are army regulars. They have volunteered to be lance guards, whose role is to protect the president. -- PHOTO: JENNIFER TAN FOR the first time, a woman will be responsible for putting the entire National Day Parade through its paces. Master Warrant Officer Jennifer Tan, 45, is the parade's first female regimental sergeant-major. Her job is to ensure all 29 contingents execute their drills with precision on Aug 9 at Marina Bay. 'To level up every single one of them to a certain standard, that is my challenge,' MWO Tan told reporters yesterday morning. She added that she was 'honoured and proud' to be assigned the duty, and emphas...

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