NS changes: Women, first-generation PRs can join SAF Volunteer Corps

NS changes: Women, first-generation PRs can join SAF Volunteer Corps
Like every Operationally-Ready National Servicemen (NSmen), volunteers are liable to be called up to serve for up to two weeks every year, for at least three years.

SINGAPORE - Every able-bodied man and woman, who is exempt from National Service, can choose to do their part to defend the country when the first-ever Singapore Armed Forces Volunteer Corps is set up in the middle of next year. Women, first-generation permanent residents and new citizens, between 18 and 45, will be the target of the new military corps.


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Here is the CSNS recommendation on The SAF Volunteer Corps:

The SAF Volunteer Corps

The CSNS proposes the establishment of the SAF Volunteer Corps (SAFVC).

This will enable women, first generation Permanent Residents and new citizens to contribute to national defence and strengthen support for NS.

The volunteers will undergo a four-week course to gain basic military skills and values.

They will be orientated to their operational and professional roles in the SAFVC.

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