Most people can only dream of being in a job they love. But for two Navy personnel, they are enjoying the dynamism and immense possibilities of their chosen careers. Besides imbuing them with a strong sense of mission and pride, the camaraderie forged between colleagues is second to none.
By Ruth Wong
Military Expert (ME1) Samantha Phoon Wui Ling knew she did not want any ordinary career. This desire for the extraordinary led her to do her own research on a career with the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN).
Her visit to the Navy Recruitment Centre turned out to be the pivotal point in her life. Then a first-year student at Temasek Polytechnic, she found herself being won over by the recruitment officers and eventually made up her mind to join the Navy.
Explaining her decision, Samantha says, “I’ve always had a patriotic streak in me. I love my country and family and I wanted to be part of the protection force.”
“But most of all, a career with the Navy allows me to see the world,” highlights the 29-year-old Naval Electronics Warfare Expert who has been with the Navy for six years.