More Singaporeans may participate as SAF look to expand volunteer scheme
Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen yesterday indicated that the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) may expand its volunteer programme to allow more Singaporeans, including women, to do more for the country's defence.
He said a committee he heads "will seriously consider the suggestions to allow volunteers to play a bigger role in our defence".
One suggestion that has been made is to expand the SAF volunteer scheme to include those who are not liable for national service, like women.
Other suggestions include making military-related jobs available to volunteers, added Dr Ng, who heads the high-level Committee to Strengthen National Service, whose goal is to increase support for and commitment to NS.