Brigadier General Ravinder Singh has taken over as the new chief of army of Singapore – the first Sikh in three decades to head the military team.
The 46-year old army-man will take over from Major-General Chan Chun Sing on 25 March.
Singh, who is currently Deputy Secretary (Technology) in the Ministry of Defence, joined the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in December 1982.
He was awarded the SAF Overseas Training Award (Academic) in 1983.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours First Class) (Engineering Science) and a Master of Arts (Engineering Science) from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
He also holds a Master of Science (Management of Technology) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States of America.
Earlier he was Assistant Chief of General Staff (Plans); Head Joint Communications and Information Systems Department; Head Joint Plans and Transformation Department.
“Singh has made significant contributions to the development of the 3rd Generation SAF which includes the application of Integrated Knowledge-Based Command and Control (IKC2) as the key driver for the SAF’s transformation efforts,” a statement from the Ministry of Defence, Singapore said.