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That First Field Camp

My first field camp was a disaster, and when the cyberpioneer Facebook page quizzed readers about interesting field experiences during their basic military training (BMT) I thought back to the week in February 2010, to the moments on Pulau Tekong when I felt like falling out and when I struggled to complete my shell scrape. Before enlistment my fitness was hardly a priority, so that eight-week physical training phase was no surprise. I was the only one in my junior college class. And while this additional time made future route marches as well as infantry exercises less taxing this first trip outfield was beyond exhausting. Continue reading

Leadership Opportunities For NSFs (National Service Survey)

This post is part of my National Service Survey series, titled “The Full-Time National Serviceman: Concerns, Challenges And The Way Forward“. The study was also premised upon three key principles: first, to involve NSFs in the entire feedback process; second, to inform the SAF and MINDEF about these concerns; third, besides the implementation of workable … Continue reading

Five Recommendations To Value-Add National Service

With the proliferation of Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) related events and corresponding news articles preceding the SAF Day, I believe it is worth thinking about the National Service (NS) mechanism, and provide some personal opinions – without compromising classified information – on how the NS experience can be enhanced. Continue reading