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Injured navy man Jason Chee will get desk job

He says he is looking forward to taking up role navy has reserved for him at its HQ

Published on Sep 8, 2013 10:11 AM
Dr Ng Eng Hen with motivational speaker Nick Vujicic and navy serviceman Jason Chee yesterday. ME 2 Chee says his strong willpower has kept him going and he draws inspiration from several disabled people, including Mr Vujicic. -- ST PHOTO: NURIA LING

Navy serviceman Jason Chee will be given a desk job as an operations supervisor when he recovers from last December's horrific ship accident in which he lost both legs and his left arm.

The 30-year-old, who holds the Military Expert 2 rank in the Republic of Singapore Navy, said yesterday he is looking forward to taking up the role the navy has "secured" for him at its headquarters. "I want to go back to my job because I love the navy," he said. "If I quit the navy, what will happen to me?"

While the administrative job will be markedly different from his previous vocation as a weapons systems supervisor, ME2 Chee said he will get used to it.

For now, the injured serviceman, who still has two fingers on his right hand, is focused on his recovery and rehabilitation process.

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