To mark Father’s Day on Sunday (June 17), Second Lieutenant (2LT) Ahmad Hafizuddin Abdul Hamid, 21, is dedicating his Sword of Honour to his father, auditor Abdul Hamid Abdullah, 62.
The award is given only to the top cadets commissioned as Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) officers. 2LT Ahmad Hafizuddin was one of 475 cadets commissioned on Saturday (June 17) at the Safti Military Institute at Upper Jurong Road.
He said: “My father was an officer when he served his National Service and he advised me to always to do my best.
“His words inspired me. There were times when I encountered obstacles during my training at the Officer Cadet School (OCS). His words pushed me to try even harder and strive for the best.”
The youngest of four siblings said he has two older brothers but is the only one to be commissioned as an officer.
He added: “Preparing for the commissioning parade in the hot sun during Ramadan was not easy as I am fasting. By receiving the Sword of Honour, I feel my hard work has paid off. Hari Raya celebrations will definitely be a more memorable one this year.”
The commissioning parade marked the completion of 38 weeks of rigorous training at the OCS.