A career with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) offers the chance to enjoy numerous opportunities for personal development, as well as experience an exciting and varied life through a variety of challenging appointments. We speak to 2SG Govind and 3SG Irene, who share with us how they have used their leadership and decision-making skills to add value to the lives of their peers and the men they lead.
By Png Han Yong
Tell us about your interest in defending the nation, and how it came about – was there a particular incident or observation that sparked this interest?
2SG Govind: I first developed an interest in defending the nation while being part of the National Cadet Corps back in secondary school. I also enjoyed how my friends and I were able to bond through the various trainings, and decided to take up the challenge of pursuing a military career upon graduation.
3SG Irene: My interest in defending the nation came about when I attended a dialogue session where senior commanders shared their overseas deployment experiences with me. Through their personal experiences, I realised how a military career would enable me to protect the nation and my loved ones, and at the same time expose me to a myriad of opportunities and unique experiences. With that in mind, I took up the JPSDS (Joint Polytechnic SAF Diploma Scheme) and have never looked back since. (Read More Here!)