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  • Zhennykid's Avatar
    2 posts since Jan '11
  • Gedanken's Avatar
    8,702 posts since Jul '03
    • Originally posted by Zhennykid:

      and can anyone update me bout everyth regarding VA?

      Start here: http://www.sgforums.com/forums/1390/topics/261979

      Edited by Gedanken 16 Jan `11, 7:00PM
    • Originally posted by Demon Bane:

      What's the point of being so "on" ?

      If you have to ask, don't bother asking.

      Originally posted by Demon Bane:

      Are fulltime Commando, Ranger, NDU pay high or not? What's their starting pay?

      See above.

       

  • zZzGuy's Avatar
    7 posts since Jul '10
    • ok,sorry if it sounds dumb but i heard from my friend that NDU has a very high deathrate. Like at least once a year. Is it true?

       

  • Rednano's Avatar
    6,527 posts since May '08
    • Originally posted by zZzGuy:

      ok,sorry if it sounds dumb but i heard from my friend that NDU has a very high deathrate. Like at least once a year. Is it true?

       


      which ah kow ah miao say one?

      he heard some hearsay, he thinks, he spread the rumours...

  • alize's Avatar
    3,369 posts since Dec '10
  • H&G's Avatar
    53 posts since Jul '09
    • Originally posted by alize:

      I just read this thread and can't believe there was a forum war that lasted 10 pages.


      Hahahaha...Alize, I guessed that was because this page is mainly to understand the life/stages of elite troops who will naturally invite more gossips than others. 

      Lots of speculations, rumours and guesses were added due to some ignorant and irresponsible guys.

      Just try to judge correctly when you take any info. Good luck.

  • Gedanken's Avatar
    8,702 posts since Jul '03
  • zh3nyu's Avatar
    1 post since Apr '11
    • hey erm can i knw if i can still get into NDU with non perfect eyesights if i fulfil the other requirements?

       

  • lalab0y's Avatar
    13 posts since Apr '11
    • Hello people,

      I just want to know any one gotten their letter for commando enlistment?

      By the way i just finished poly and when to the VA at feb. Very keen to join commando, but fail napfa. I heard those who failed napfa, their intake whould be at june, so the letter so be send up to them by now right?

  • danilenyoo's Avatar
    1 post since Apr '11
    • I want to join CDO when I serve NS because it sounds like a great experience and a challenge... Eh:

      • My family holds PR status, currently actually renewing, I'm 16 and 4 month, so in time for 16.6 call up?
      • 3rd son out of 3, my 2 brothers both Army, but eldest dropped out after one year, other is 3SG, ORD in September.
      • My eyesight L,-2.25 and R,-2.50
      • No medical history
      • BMI 20, lean muscle, fit
      • I go to boarding school in England, "smart", top student, top school, good grades, Olevel/GCSE and Alevel/Pre-U
      • Do CCF (cadet) in England and enjoy leading/challenging
      Can? How, intake chosen, do I just express interest?

      Oso, my birthday is January, does that mean cannot enlist September? My friend told me must be before December and he now also has to go in December, my brothers were both before.

      Thanks,

  • lalab0y's Avatar
    13 posts since Apr '11
    • Originally posted by danilenyoo:

      I want to join CDO when I serve NS because it sounds like a great experience and a challenge... Eh:

      • My family holds PR status, currently actually renewing, I'm 16 and 4 month, so in time for 16.6 call up?
      • 3rd son out of 3, my 2 brothers both Army, but eldest dropped out after one year, other is 3SG, ORD in September.
      • My eyesight L,-2.25 and R,-2.50
      • No medical history
      • BMI 20, lean muscle, fit
      • I go to boarding school in England, "smart", top student, top school, good grades, Olevel/GCSE and Alevel/Pre-U
      • Do CCF (cadet) in England and enjoy leading/challenging
      Can? How, intake chosen, do I just express interest?

      Oso, my birthday is January, does that mean cannot enlist September? My friend told me must be before December and he now also has to go in December, my brothers were both before.

      Thanks,

      Hello,

      I am sorry, but expressing interest does not really help much.

      For CDO, only 1500 people are randomly choose from mostly pesA and some pesB who met the requirement to attend a vocational assesment (VA). Only 250 of these 1500 are chosen to join the CDO.

      Here are some requirement for CDO,

      >165cm tall

      >55kg

      >less then 300 degree in each eye

      >Being only son will NOT effect your chance of being selected, please update youself.

      >Being smart or top student does not give you a higher chance. There are IQ test during the VA.

      If you are lucky, you might be chosen to attend the VA. Just do you best in every station and the interview.

    •  

       

      By the way,

      Anyone know when is the enlistment date for CDO for ptp batch?

      Anyone gotten the letter for CDO enlistment for ptp batch? or someone you know gotten it?

      Edited by lalab0y 14 Apr `11, 9:42PM
    • Edited by lalab0y 14 Apr `11, 9:42PM
    • Edited by lalab0y 14 Apr `11, 9:42PM
  • AhhNick's Avatar
    5 posts since Apr '11
    • Hi people, i'm going for my check up soon so i wanna ask if is there any way to like volunteer for the VA thing?

  • Gawddofwar's Avatar
    10 posts since Apr '11
    • Originally posted by AhhNick:

      Hi people, i'm going for my check up soon so i wanna ask if is there any way to like volunteer for the VA thing?

      Ok I will teach you.

      1) Upon encountering a door, stand still near the opening and wait. When someone questions you, tell him you thought the door was automated and you were waiting - make them open it for you.

      2) Whenever someone opens the door for you (See #1) - Walk in LIKE A BOSS.

      3) Refuse to comb your hair when asked by the dude taking pictures for you, insist on calling your mother if they force you.

      4) Scream "AH I AM BLEEDING, I AM BLEEDING!" upon injection, proceed to cry and tell the medical assistant how your girlfriend dumped you.

      5) During the hearing test - in the chamber, bang on the glass panel with both hands and pretend you are dying from gas poisoning. Accuse them of using bio chemical weapons then talk about universal soldiers.

      6) Recite "S...E...X" during eyesight test. 

      7) During the interview with the medical officer (which you have to take off your pants), ask him to "touch it".

      8) Insist on having Pes C, proceed to tell everyone C = Commando.

      9) Finally, no you can't volunteer for VA, they pick you. But you can do the above just for kicks.

  • lalab0y's Avatar
    13 posts since Apr '11
    • Hello,

      Does anyone know when is the next enlistment date for CDO for ptp batch?

      Anyone gotten the letter for CDO enlistment for ptp batch? or someone you know gotten it?

  • SPDCP's Avatar
    73 posts since Sep '09
    • Hi, how does one become a ranger? I am very interested, but eyesight above 300 already   Got a PES A though... still possible if i express interest during BMT? 

      I didnt get any formal invitations to CDO or NDU so far, but i really want to be a part of their team... 

      Edited by SPDCP 30 Apr `11, 10:30AM
  • S.H.'s Avatar
    204 posts since Jun '09
  • BEARZAIS's Avatar
    215 posts since Jan '08
    • hello..

      is guards unit considered an air borne unit?

      i was told by during check up that due to mine eye operation , i am not eligible for air born unit and diving...

      so posting to guards or the others is out of the question already right?... : (

  • Rednano's Avatar
    6,527 posts since May '08
    • Originally posted by BEARZAIS:

      hello..

      is guards unit considered an air borne unit?

      i was told by during check up that due to mine eye operation , i am not eligible for air born unit and diving...

      so posting to guards or the others is out of the question already right?... : (

      Guards uses helicopters to rappel down ropes to combat grounds, thus it is an air borne unit.

  • S.H.'s Avatar
    204 posts since Jun '09
    • Airborne refers to paradropping though. A better description for our Guards' capabilities would be air assault.

      Edited by S.H. 02 May `11, 5:48PM
  • Corpsecampingyou's Avatar
    3 posts since May '11
    • Originally posted by lalab0y:

      Hello,

      Does anyone know when is the next enlistment date for CDO for ptp batch?

      Anyone gotten the letter for CDO enlistment for ptp batch? or someone you know gotten it?


      Hello,

      I am from polytechnic and i failed my napfa. I got my enlistment letter for CDO ptp batch already. going in 10 june. i got many letter around 14 april btw.

       

      anyway, why i fail napfa then still tio CDO ar? i thought they want those kiang ones. also, if i perform badly inside, they will kick me out? i got flat feet but i really dont want to miss out this CDO chance.

  • Forbiddensinner's Avatar
    3,739 posts since Apr '09
    • Originally posted by Corpsecampingyou:


      Hello,

      I am from polytechnic and i failed my napfa. I got my enlistment letter for CDO ptp batch already. going in 10 june. i got many letter around 14 april btw.

       

      anyway, why i fail napfa then still tio CDO ar? i thought they want those kiang ones. also, if i perform badly inside, they will kick me out? i got flat feet but i really dont want to miss out this CDO chance.

      There are people who fail Napfa who entered CDO. However, it is interesting that you got flat feet but still got posted to CDO.

      If you perform badly inside, yes, you will be kicked out. By badly, I mean fail or screw something up, not borderline pass (e.g. Getting just pass for IPPT).

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