When it was announced last month that Mr Neo Kian Hong would be taking over as chief executive of SMRT from Mr Desmond Kuek, one similarity in the two men's backgrounds stood out - both were formerly the chief of defence force.
The appointment of yet another general to a non-military sector sparked some debate about the relevance of military experience in civilian jobs.
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