SAF Overseas scholar Major Lin Maoyu may be the exemplary all-rounder, but it is passion that makes the difference in his career as an Army officer.
By Azhar Jalil
As a staff officer assigned to plan the Army’s future force structure, Major Lin Maoyu has to balance numerous considerations in order to recommend the best way to deploy the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF)’s limited resources. While certainly a daunting task, 28-year-old Maoyu cites “passion” as the key factor in choosing his vocation.
“The most important quality is to have passion for the job. You need to believe in what you do and derive meaning from your profession. As long as you have the passion, you'll naturally want to do your best and excelling at your job follows naturally,” he enthuses.