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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Post by deardear07 » Thu May 09, 2019 1:03 pm

can someone share what kind of criteria is required for commandos n what entails? is it a must to have perfect eye sight?

commandos not equals officers right? sorry blur here...

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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Post by floppy » Thu May 09, 2019 1:21 pm

deardear07 wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 1:03 pm
can someone share what kind of criteria is required for commandos n what entails? is it a must to have perfect eye sight?

commandos not equals officers right? sorry blur here...
Commando is a vocation. Eg of vocations: cook, clerk, driver (the top 3 pick before cook got outsourced).

It is not a must to have perfect eyesight (otherwise, 90% of the boys would not be eligible). Must be medically fit (not necessarily physically fit) and mentally sound.

Officer refers to commissioned officer. It’s a collective term referring to the people holding the rank of 2LT, LTA, CPT, MAJ, LTC, COL, BG, MG, LG.

The rest (ie not officer) are generally referred to as ORS (other ranks) - enlisted, specialists and warrant officers. However, this term has long been forgotten (along with the term NCO - non-commissioned officer, which used to encompass the specialists and warrant officers).

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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Post by zac's mum » Thu May 09, 2019 1:35 pm

- NOT a must to have perfect eyesight
- eldest son / only son are NOT automatically disqualified
(Common myths busted)


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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Post by tankee » Thu May 09, 2019 10:51 pm

deardear07 wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 1:03 pm
can someone share what kind of criteria is required for commandos n what entails? is it a must to have perfect eye sight?

commandos not equals officers right? sorry blur here...
some details here

https://www.mindef.gov.sg/oms/arc/our-f ... andos.html

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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Post by janet88 » Sat May 11, 2019 12:47 pm

son's poly buddies have gone for the pre-enlistment checkups.

his appt is in july. he has an operation scheduled for September after his internship.

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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Post by bluesky3000 » Sat May 25, 2019 11:10 pm

Dont be worried, the trainings are really safe and all trainings have a lot of senior soldiers looking upon soldiers, your sons will come out on top and be their fittest in their life.

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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Post by Essential » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:48 pm

Any DS posted to RSN navy after bMT ?

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