The Specialist Cadet Graduation Parade at Pasir Laba Camp marked the completion of the 22-week Specialist Cadet Course, where the graduands trained under rigorous and realistic conditions to develop leadership and combat skills, and deepen their understanding of the other vocations in the SAF. Present at the parade were families and friends of the graduands and senior SAF officers.
“As Specialists in the SAF, we depend on you to lead and train the women and men under your charge, and to train and lead them well…In this era of troubled peace, we need leaders like you to prepare our men, our women and our nation for the unpredictable. Should war or terrorist acts happen on our soil, you must be — and you are — ready to respond and lead to protect our country and our home,” said Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information and Ministry of Education, Dr Janil Puthucheary in his speech.
In his closing speech he said, “To the parents, the family, and the loved ones of our Graduands here today, I thank you for your unwavering support. You are important sources of motivation and encouragement for our servicemen and women to give their all and do their best for their nation and for their families. To the newly-minted leaders of the SAF, Singapore trusts and depends on every one of you to protect our way of life and to keep Singapore safe and secure. I wish you all the best as you lead and defend our country. WITH PRIDE WE LEAD!”