Posting to uniformed Services

You can serve National Service (NS) in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) or the Singapore Police Force (SPF). Every full-time National Serviceman (NSF) in any uniformed Service plays an important role in the security and defence of Singapore.

Your assignment to the SAF, SCDF or SPF depends on numerous considerations such as the operational and manpower requirements of the uniformed Service, medical fitness, and your suitability to perform the requisite tasks and responsibilities of the respective uniformed Service. You will not be given any option to choose between the uniformed Services.

Vocational Assessment for Commandos or Naval Divers

If you have been shortlisted for the Commandos Formation or Naval Diving Unit, you will receive a notice to attend a Vocational Assessment which determines your fitness and suitability to be enlisted into these vocations. It will take one full day to complete and comprises the following stages:

  • Medical screening
  • Physical fitness assessment
  • Psycho-motor assessment
  • Psychological assessment
  • Interview

You must comply with the notice to attend the Vocational Assessment. Not complying with the notice is an offence under the Enlistment Act. Offenders shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or to both.

Implications of drug abuse on deployment during NS

As MINDEF/SAF adopts a zero-tolerance approach towards drug abuse, all SAF servicemen are expected to remain drug free. Abusing drugs will affect your deployment during NS.

All drug abusers will be excluded from Command School. As leaders, commanders are expected to be role models. If you wish to be a commander, you should not have taken drugs before. Commanders will be punished more severely if they have abused drugs.