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Singapore Army gets new chief on March 21

Published on Feb 20, 2014 4:40 PM
Brigadier-General (BG) Perry Lim Cheng Yeow, currently Chief of Staff (General Staff), will take over from Major-General Ravinder Singh as Chief of Army on March 21, 2014. -- PHOTO: MINDEF

THE Singapore Army will get a new chief on March 21.

Brigadier-General (BG) Perry Lim Cheng Yeow, 41, will be replacing Major-General Ravinder Singh, 49, who has been Chief of Army since 2011.

Maj-Gen Singh will be leaving the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) after he relinquishes his appointment, the Defence Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. It added that the change of command is part of the continuing process of leadership renewal in the SAF.

BG Lim, currently the Chief of Staff (General Staff), joined the SAF in December 1990. He was awarded the President's and SAF Overseas scholarships a year later.

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