New Chief of Army takes over today

Outgoing Chief of Army, Major-General Ravinder Singh (left), handing over the command symbol to the incoming Chief of Army, Brigadier-General (BG) Perry Lim.

SINGAPORE - The Army welcomed its new Chief of Army Brigadier-General (BG) Perry Lim Cheng Yeow this afternoon.

BG Lim took over the Army's symbol of Command from the outgoing Chief of Army Major-General Ravinder Singh s/o Harchand Singh at the Change of Command Parade held at Pasir Laba Camp.

As part of the parade, MG Singh reviewed the Guard-of-Honour made up of contingents from the Commando Formation and the 2nd People's Defence Force.

10 marching contingents from the other Army formations and a mobile column also joined the parade.

BG Lim, 41, joined the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in 1990, and was awarded the SAF (Overseas) and President's Scholarship in 1991.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Starred First) (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. BG Lim was also awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Postgraduate Scholarship in 2008 to pursue a Master of Business Administration in INSEAD, Singapore.

In the course of his military career, he has held, amongst others, the appointments of Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, Singapore Guards; Commander, 7th Singapore Infantry Brigade; Head, Joint Plans and Transformation Department; and Commander, 3rd Division. BG Lim was also Chairman of the Executive Committee for the National Day Parade 2013.

The change of command is part of the SAF's continuing process of leadership renewal. The parade was witnessed by Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant-General Ng Chee Meng, and attended by senior SAF officers and servicemen from the Army.