What happens after I completed my NS Training Cycle?
The minimum requirement for completion of NS Training Cycle is 7 HK and 10 ORNS years.
Please note that 8 HK and 13 ORNS years for Key Appointment Holders (KAHs).
However, you may be asked to continue your service as a Reservist On Voluntary Extended Reserve Service (ROVERS) to ensure fulfillment of operational requirements. Some ROVERS may even continue to serve beyond the statutory age of 50 and 40 for Officers and WOSE respectively as VOLUNTEERS in higher operational appointments.
Once you have completed your NS training cycle and/or standdown as ROVERS/VOUNTEER, you will be posted to the MINDEF Reserve (MR) List at the end of the work year.
However, you may still be activated during operational exigencies and remain liable for NS up to the respective statutory ages.
Note that you are to disregard your previous unit’s mobilisation codewords as you are no longer required to report for mobilisation activation for your previous units. A new codeword will be assigned to you accordingly should you be mobilised while you are in MR. If you are travelling overseas for 6 months or more, you are still required to apply for Exit Permit.