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  • Corpsecampingyou's Avatar
    3 posts since May '11
    • Originally posted by Forbiddensinner:

      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).


      i didnt report. :/ i think im in for a treat. thanks for the info btw!

  • Ruzty82's Avatar
    1 post since May '11
    • hi there bros.. i need answers.. 

      i m entering my 6th cycle. was in the RP during NS. For reservist, go back camp still doin RP job. is it possible for me to opt for the GCC? coz i m keen in becoming a guardsman, even for a NSman..

      hope u guys can enlighten me

  • shr1993's Avatar
    14 posts since Jun '11
    • Hi, I'm a new to this forum, but I'll just go ahead with my questions. Pardon if they may be too general or have already been answered already.

      1) How do you qualify for commandoes, guards or rangers?

      2) What is this mono-intake system and how it actually works, and when does it begin?

      Thanks in adv.

    • Hi, I'm a new to this forum, but I'll just go ahead with my questions. Pardon if they may be too general or have already been answered already.

      1) How do you qualify for commandoes, guards or rangers?

      2) What is this mono-intake system and how it actually works, and when does it begin?

      Thanks in adv.

  • S.H.'s Avatar
    204 posts since Jun '09
    • You get PES A or PES B and have your fingers crossed they choose you. Pass the VA for commandos. Pass selection and the two-month Ranger course for the tab. Singapore does not have a Ranger unit like the United States' 75th.

  • Demon Bane's Avatar
    3,228 posts since Dec '10
  • Ready.To.Strike's Avatar
    3 posts since May '09
    • Originally posted by shr1993:

      Hi, I'm a new to this forum, but I'll just go ahead with my questions. Pardon if they may be too general or have already been answered already.

      1) How do you qualify for commandoes, guards or rangers?

      2) What is this mono-intake system and how it actually works, and when does it begin?

      Thanks in adv.

      Qualify for Commandos, they will send you the VA letter which you will have to go and pass, in order to enlist into Commandos.

      Qualify for Guards, they choose randomly I guess, I was in 3rd Guards'09-'11.

      Rangers, I have not much ideas about it, just know there's some strict selection tests for them to clear before they can start the Ranger course. Mostly are from Commandos regular.

      Mono-intake is for PES A/B pre-enlistee who didn't make it into Polytechnic before enlistment, they will be enlisted as men. Basically education matters.

  • alize's Avatar
    3,369 posts since Dec '10
    • Since selection is not voluntary, what happens to Commando trainees who pass the VA and begin the course but go Out Of Course?

      Do they get posted out or recourse (and what happens if they OOC again), and what punishment do they get?

      Edited by alize 06 Jul `11, 4:59PM
  • S.H.'s Avatar
    204 posts since Jun '09
    • It depends on why they OOC and the severity of the reason. There's a fair chance of them being posted as support staff in PRC if they OOC, depending on vacancy and PES status. I see no reason why they would be punished for going OOC (assuming valid reasons).

  • alize's Avatar
    3,369 posts since Dec '10
    • Originally posted by S.H.:

      It depends on why they OOC and the severity of the reason. There's a fair chance of them being posted as support staff in PRC if they OOC, depending on vacancy and PES status. I see no reason why they would be punished for going OOC (assuming valid reasons).

      PRC = ?, is that where they are posted until they recourse with the next batch?

      I guess the real question is whether  "failure to meet fitness standards" is a valid reason to escape punishment.

  • S.s.k's Avatar
    36 posts since Oct '08
    • Pasir Ris Camp.

       

      Anyway guys, Im interested in signing on as a diver. Im currently from the CDO. May I know how do they select officers from the batch and roughly how many in a batch will be officers? Thanks!

  • alize's Avatar
    3,369 posts since Dec '10
    • pls remove.

      Edited by alize 11 Jul `11, 10:05AM
    • Is Pasir Ris Camp a commando camp like Hendon or is it a PES E camp where admin personne are posted? Been hearing conflicting things about it.

      Getting in and out of Pasir Ris Camp is already a kind of punishment,

      Edited by alize 11 Jul `11, 10:06AM
  • S.H.'s Avatar
    204 posts since Jun '09
    • Pasir Ris Camp is home to the Commando Training Institute which conducts everything from the basic Commando BMT to two of the toughest courses in the SAF.

  • Alanrulz's Avatar
    24 posts since May '06
    • Hi hi. I Got my VA later for Hendon Camp *You know what it is. But I am not interested to be commando!! I wanna go through normal BMT like the rest. They said I can tell them I don't want. Will that confirm I wont get selected? And If I don't get selected. Will I be posted to normal BMT since I am a Poly Grad. And lets say  "If" Touch wood I get selected. Will the people I will be training with be from diff education back ground. *E.g O level grad, ITE grad. JC...etc etc etc

  • Gedanken's Avatar
    8,702 posts since Jul '03
    • Double post.

      Edited by Gedanken 16 Jul `11, 9:01AM
    • Originally posted by Alanrulz:

      Hi hi. I Got my VA later for Hendon Camp *You know what it is. But I am not interested to be commando!! I wanna go through normal BMT like the rest. They said I can tell them I don't want. Will that confirm I wont get selected? And If I don't get selected. Will I be posted to normal BMT since I am a Poly Grad. And lets say  "If" Touch wood I get selected. Will the people I will be training with be from diff education back ground. *E.g O level grad, ITE grad. JC...etc etc etc

      No, probably and why do you give a fuck?

  • S.s.k's Avatar
    36 posts since Oct '08
    • You will most likely be with the Alpha Batch, made up of mostly JC students and some poly grads. Anyone know more about NDU and how many officers they choose per batch?

  • theyj's Avatar
    132 posts since Nov '08
    • Originally posted by S.s.k:

      You will most likely be with the Alpha Batch, made up of mostly JC students and some poly grads. Anyone know more about NDU and how many officers they choose per batch?

      Well, in the batch of about 80~ people, only 4 will go to OCS for NSF aka not signing on. They are chosen largely based on daily performance which includes performance, attitude and leadership qualities. But there are other factors taken into account like peer appraisal and physical factors. If you're deem as a potential candidate for OCS, you'll be selected to be a 'Leader' in the dive phrase. If not selected, you've a 99% likelihood not being able to go OCS.

  • Alanrulz's Avatar
    24 posts since May '06
    • Originally posted by S.s.k:

      You will most likely be with the Alpha Batch, made up of mostly JC students and some poly grads. Anyone know more about NDU and how many officers they choose per batch?

       

      Hi S.s.k. When will intake for Alpha Batch be? Asking on behalf on my friend who also kana the same date for VA as me.

  • Linear141's Avatar
    3 posts since Jul '11
    • Hey can any commando/ex-commando bros out there share what is their reservice experience like? I heard they get called to reservice very often and need to be absent from their jobs more than reservists from other units. Is this true?

      What happens if your fitness level drops after you complete the NS? Would reservice be hell then? Thanks guys wink.png

       

  • tarutaru's Avatar
    3,209 posts since Dec '04
    • Originally posted by Linear141:

      Hey can any commando/ex-commando bros out there share what is their reservice experience like? I heard they get called to reservice very often and need to be absent from their jobs more than reservists from other units. Is this true?

      What happens if your fitness level drops after you complete the NS? Would reservice be hell then? Thanks guys wink.png

       

      CDO reservist cycle are shorter, if I'm remember correctly they only got 6.

  • S.s.k's Avatar
    36 posts since Oct '08
    • Originally posted by Alanrulz:

       

      Hi S.s.k. When will intake for Alpha Batch be? Asking on behalf on my friend who also kana the same date for VA as me.

      Hi, Alpha intake will be next year feb. most likely early feb as mine is 7th feb this year. Anw, if I am interested to sign on as a ndu officer, will i be given a chance to do so or i can only sign on a a ndu specs? and commando's ICT are shorter. if im not wrg, 6 for aplha batch, 8 for Bravo.

  • theyj's Avatar
    132 posts since Nov '08
    • Its depends largely on your education qualifications. Hierarchy goes like this

      Alevels -> Diploma -> Higher nitec -> Everything else. Bascially you need at least a diploma cert to be able to be selected for the officer course. but a A level grad will most prolly go OCS if he sign on.

  • S.s.k's Avatar
    36 posts since Oct '08
    • u mean if im an a level grad, i dont need to go through any selection and i will go ocs straight?

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