How well prepared are NSmen for their tasks?

SAF regulars and NSmen taking part in an open mobilisation exercise last year. Observers are confident that NSmen are competent and qualified.
SAF regulars and NSmen taking part in an open mobilisation exercise last year. Observers are confident that NSmen are competent and qualified. ST FILE PHOTO

One is a sales executive who serves as a combat medic when he reports for his annual in-camp training (ICT). Yet he wonders if a four-day course on performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation and setting up intravenous drips, among other areas covered, is ample refresher training should the need to save the lives of fellow soldiers arise.

Another is a business undergraduate who returned for his ICT last year, after three years away from the Bionix armoured vehicle that he commands.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 27, 2019, with the headline 'How well prepared are NSmen for their tasks?'. Subscribe