SINGAPORE - The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will be promoting 410 officers, 66 military experts (ME), and 39 warrant officers from the Army, Navy and Air Force to the next higher rank this year.
The promoted personnel include regulars and Operationally Ready National Servicemen.
At a promotion ceremony held at the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) this evening, Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen presented certificates to personnel promoted to the ranks of Senior Warrant Officer (SWO), Chief Warrant Officer (CWO), ME7, as well as Colonel and above.
Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant-General (LG) Ng Chee Meng presented certificates to personnel promoted to the ranks of Master Warrant Officer, ME6, Lieutenant Colonel and Senior Lieutenant Colonel. Also present at the ceremony were spouses of the promoted personnel as well as senior MINDEF officials and SAF officers.
The promotees for this year include the Chief of Army, Brigadier-General Perry Lim who is promoted to the rank of Major-General and Deputy Secretary (Policy), Rear-Admiral (One-Star) Lai Chung Han who is promoted to Rear-Admiral (Two-Star).
In addition, seven Colonels are promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and Rear Admiral (One-Star). Among the list of warrant officers promoted this year, three SWOs are promoted to the pinnacle rank of CWO.
The SAF promotion exercise is part of an ongoing effort to recognise, reward and groom officers, MEs and warrant officers who have performed well and demonstrated potential to contribute further to the SAF.
All promotions will take effect from July 1, 2014.