Six colonels (COLs) from the Army were promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General (BG), and one Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) colonel was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral (One Star).
Of his promotion, Fleet Commander, Headquarters Fleet, COL Chew Men Leong said he was thankful for the recognition the RSN had given to him.
Looking back on his 20 years with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), COL Chew revealed that the biggest lesson he had learnt was how to work well with people.
"When the going gets tough, you really need the tough to get going! In my many years in the RSN, I've grown in my ability to bring people along, to face challenges and come up on top of it," said COL Chew.
For young officers just starting in their careers, COL Chew offered these words of advice: "Very simply, you have to work hard and be patient."
"In this fast-paced world, many young people are impatient to get ahead in the rat race, but the reality is that in the SAF, you need to build up a good foundation - in your knowledge, skills and the ability to lead. These take experience and time."
"And there are many things to learn on your way. You have to take the time to walk the ground, to know the people, and learn the ropes," COL Chew added.
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