New chief for Singapore Army

Above: Brigadier-General Singh (left) will take over from Major-General Chan (right) as Chief of Army.

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Army will soon have a new chief.

Brigadier-General (BG) Ravinder Singh s/o Harchand Singh will replace Major-General (MG) Chan Chun Sing as Chief of Army on March 25 2011.

46-year-old BG Ravinder Singh, currently Deputy Secretary (Technology) in the Ministry of Defence, was previously Commanding Officer, 3rd Signal Battalion; Commander, 2nd Singapore Infantry Brigade and Assistant Chief of General Staff (Plans); Head Joint Communications and Information Systems Department.

He also held the posts of Head Joint Plans and Transformation Department; Commander 6th Division and Chief of Staff - Joint Staff.

BG Singh holds a and a Master of Arts (Engineering Science) from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. He also holds a Master of Science (Management of Technology) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States of America.

The outgoing general, MG Chan Chun Sing, will be retiring from the SAF.

MG Chan was previously Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment; Commander, 10th Singapore Infantry Brigade; Head Joint Plans and Transformation Department.

HE was also Commander 9th Division and Chief Infantry Officer, and Chief of Staff - Joint Staff.