Posted: 01 Aug 2014, 1330 hours (GMT +8)
Navy Welcomes New Chief
The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) welcomed Rear-Admiral (RADM) Lai Chung Han as its new Chief of Navy at a Change of Command Parade held at Changi Naval Base today. During the parade, RADM Lai took over the Navy’s symbol of command from the outgoing Chief of Navy, RADM Ng Chee Peng. This change is part of the continuing process of leadership renewal in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF).
At the parade, RADM Ng reviewed a Guard-of-Honour contingent and six supporting contingents formed by the various RSN’s formations, with a display of RSN ships and static displays in the background.
RADM Ng joined the SAF in 1988 and was awarded the President’s Scholarship and SAF Overseas Scholarship in 1989. He has held several senior command and staff appointments in Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and the SAF, including Chief of Staff – Joint Staff; Chief of Staff – Naval Staff; RSN Fleet Commander; Director (Policy) in MINDEF; Commander of RSN’s First Flotilla; Commanding Officer (CO) of the RSN’s Missile Corvette Squadron and CO of RSS Victory.
The parade was witnessed by the Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant-General Ng Chee Meng and attended by senior SAF officers and servicemen from the Navy.