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Republic of Singapore Navy welcomes new chief

Published on Aug 1, 2014 3:23 PM
Rear-Admiral Ng Chee Peng (left) handing over command to Rear-Admiral Lai Chung Han. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

SINGAPORE - The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) on Friday welcomed Rear-Admiral (RADM) Lai Chung Han as its new chief.

RAdm Lai took over from outgoing Chief of Navy, RADM Ng Chee Peng at a change of command parade held at Changi Naval Base.

The change is part of the continuing process of leadership renewal in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), said the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) on Friday.

RADM Ng joined the SAF in 1988 and was awarded the President's Scholarship and SAF Overseas Scholarship in 1989. He has held several senior command and staff appointments in Mindef and the SAF, including, among others, Chief of Staff - Joint Staff, Chief of Staff - Naval Staff, RSN Fleet Commander, Director (Policy) in Mindef, commander of the RSN's First Flotilla, and commanding officer of the RSS Victory, and later the Missile Corvette Squadron. 

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