After basic training
After Basic Military Training (BMT), you will be assigned to a suitable vocation based on organisational requirements, your military performance, your commanders’ recommendations, education qualifications and medical fitness. If you perform well and demonstrate leadership potential during BMT, you will be selected to attend Command School training at Officer Cadet School (OCS) and Specialist Cadet School (SCS). Regardless of the vocation that you are assigned to, you will play an important role in the defence of our nation.
You will undergo progressive training to be proficient in your assigned vocation after BMT. The three main vocation groupings in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) are combat, combat support and combat service support vocations.
Command School training
If you have been selected as an Officer Cadet after BMT, you will undergo a 38-week Officer Cadet Course to be trained as an Officer for the SAF:
- 2-week Common Leadership Module
- You will be trained together with other cadets from the Army, Navy and Air Force, and learn a common set of values and experiences.
- 33-week Service Term and Professional Term
- You will branch out into your respective service arms and learn leadership and vocational skills relevant to your future deployment.
- 3-week Joint Term
- You will share your experience and training while preparing to be commissioned as SAF Officers.
The training will instil in you the ability to lead, command and inspire your fellow soldiers to greater levels of military and professional competence. Find out more about what to expect in OCS.
The SCS is where all Army Warrant Officers and Specialists (WOSpecs) are trained. WOSpecs work with Officers to train and manage the soldiers that constitute our armed forces. If you have been selected for SCS, you will attain the Specialist Cadet (SCT) rank and undergo three phases of training:
- 8-week Specialist Cadet Course (SCC) (Foundation Term)
- This provides baseline training specifically in terms of technical competency and leadership.
- 13-week SCC (Professional Term)
- You will be trained in the vocation you will be specialised in.
- 8-day SCC (Combined Arms Term)
- This last phase focuses mainly on sharpening your leadership skills and promoting combined arms culture.
After the SCC, outstanding SCTs may be selected for more advanced courses, such as the Platoon Sergeant Course, or even a crossover to OCS. Find out more about what to expect in SCS.
Combat Service Support Specialist vocation training
You can also be directly assigned upon completion of BMT to be a Transport Supervisor, Supply Supervisor or Administration Supervisor to undergo the Transport Specialist Cadet Course (TSCC), Supply Specialist Cadet Course (SSCC) or Administration Specialist Cadet Course respectively at various Training Institutes.
If you are assigned as a Technician, Transport Operator, Supply Assistant or Administration Support Assistant, you may be recommended to take on the role of a commander once you have completed the relevant vocation training and demonstrate leadership qualities after being deployed to a unit.
Once selected, you will undergo the various Specialist Cadet Courses depending on your vocation:
- Technician: Maintenance Specialist Cadet Course or Ammunition Specialist Cadet Course
- Transport Operator: TSCC
- Supply Assistant: SSCC
- Administration Support Assistant: Administration Specialist Cadet Course