6 SAF Volunteer Corp vocations that sound too good to be true
If job description not accurate, can I defer service?
In case you missed it, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) announced the launch of the country’s first Volunteer Corps on Sunday.
The SAF Volunteer Corps (SAFVC) lets volunteers choose from 17 different types of vocations, depending on experience, and they can also choose to switch roles
(what?!). Using stylo milo names like Auxiliary Security Trooper, Bridge Watchkeeper and C4 Expert, these roles have a nice Call of Duty ring to it.
But deep down, we have a fleeting feeling of false advertising. Here are six vocations that sound too good to be true.
1. Auxiliary Security Trooper
Augment security operations in support of SAF events and functions, as well as other SAF-organised activities (e.g. National Day Parade, Open Houses). Assist with security operations at access control points of civilian key installations or SAF camps/bases.
2. Bridge Watchkeeper
Assist navigational duties onboard Landing Ship Tanks.
What it really means: The watch. Just like the two guys onboard Titanic who saw that ice berg.
3. Deck Operator (Seamanship)
Assist in deck operations onboard Fast Crafts.
4. C4 Expert
Support the planning of the use of radio communications, electromagnetic spectrum management and satellite communications. Share best commercial practices and technologies.
5. Defence psychologist
Assist in the development and implementation of psychological defence capabilities, and provide psychological support in the SAF.
6. Infomedia staff
Plan information management strategy. Plan traditional and new media strategies.
Click here to serve the nation. But only apply if you are:
– First-generation permanent residents and new citizens.
– aged between 18 and 45 and are not liable for NS.
Of course, women are welcomed too; The army doesn’t stereotype.
Top photo from here.