History UsefulNotes / SingaporeansWithStealthFrigates

8th Aug '17 8:47:01 AM AhBengI
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* '''Military Domain Experts Scheme''': Implemented in 2010, this rank structure for regulars ( with deep specialisations in certain military domains such as engineering and intelligence, is unique to the S.A.F. The ranks are just "[=ME[insert number here]=]" with the pay grades mentioned when necessary e.g. [=ME4-1=] (pronounced as Em-Ee-Four-Dash-One). Those under this scheme and with these ranks are known as Military Experts. Those without a degree start off as [=ME1T=] and go through Specialist Cadet School before becoming [=ME1=], and those with a degree start off as [=ME4T=] and go through Officer Cadet School before becoming [=ME4A=] upon course completion followed by a promotion to [=ME4-1=]; while they're treated as commissioned officers with salutes and all, they don't actually receive a commission. Regulars with a standard rank and in certain vocations (particularly those in the Air Force or Navy) can also cross over to their equivalent ME rank, which would mean that Master Warrant Officers and above get to be treated like a commissioned officer after crossing over. Being a contiguous rank structure, in theory it's possible for an [=ME1=] to work their way up to [=ME8=] (equivalent to Brigadier General), but in practice they'd be lucky to even touch [=ME5=], at least if they don't get a degree and jump to [=ME4=] first.

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* '''Military Domain Experts Scheme''': Implemented in 2010, this rank structure for regulars ( with deep specialisations in certain military domains such as engineering and intelligence, is unique to the S.A.F. The ranks are just "[=ME[insert number here]=]" with the pay grades mentioned when necessary e.g. [=ME4-1=] (pronounced as Em-Ee-Four-Dash-One). Those under this scheme and with these ranks are known as Military Experts. Those without a degree start off as [=ME1T=] and go through Specialist Cadet School before becoming [=ME1=], and those with a degree start off as [=ME4T=] and go through Officer Cadet School before becoming [=ME4A=] upon course completion followed by a promotion to [=ME4-1=]; while they're treated as commissioned officers with salutes and all, they don't actually receive a commission. Regulars with a standard rank and in certain vocations (particularly those in the Air Force or Navy) can also cross over to their equivalent ME rank, which would mean that Master Warrant Officers and above get to be treated like a commissioned officer after crossing over. Being a contiguous rank structure, in theory it's possible for an [=ME1=] to work their way up to [=ME8=] (equivalent to Brigadier General), but in practice they'd be lucky to even touch [=ME5=], at least if they don't get a degree and jump to [=ME4=] first.
2nd Aug '17 11:30:38 PM mugiwara
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The RSAF operates many 4 to 4.5 Generation aircraft, like the F-15SG Strike Eagle, F-16C/D Fighting Falcon, F-5E Tiger, G550 AEW&C and C-130 Hercules to name a few. Located within Singapore are 4 Air Bases, amongst which the various squadrons are spread. Combined with two civilian airports, this makes Singaporean airspace one of the most crowded and heavily used in the world.

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The RSAF operates many 4 to 4.5 Generation aircraft, like the F-15SG Strike Eagle, F-16C/D Fighting Falcon, F-5E Tiger, G550 AEW&C and C-130 Hercules to name a few. Located within Singapore are 4 four Air Bases, Bases,[[note]] Paya Lebar, Sembawang, Tengah and in Sudong Island[[/note]] amongst which the various squadrons are spread. Combined with two civilian airports, airports,[[note]] Changi and Seletar, with Changi also serving as an air base, sharing runway and taxi facilities with the airport[[/note]] this makes Singaporean airspace one of the most crowded and heavily used in the world.
16th Jul '17 8:49:35 AM AhBengI
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* Singapore Guards - The [[EliteArmy Rapid Deployment and Strike Force]]. Trained much harder and tougher than regular infantry, they are a bit more numerous than the Commandos, but are definitely no less tough. Have an equally iconic khaki beret.

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* Singapore Guards - The [[EliteArmy Rapid Deployment and Strike Force]]. Trained much harder and tougher than regular infantry, they are a bit more numerous than the Commandos, but are definitely no less tough. Have an equally iconic khaki khaki[[note]]green until 1994[[/note]] beret.
16th Jul '17 8:17:26 AM AhBengI
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* Singapore Signals - The Communications guys. Need to talk to HQ? Call the Signals guys. Need a working command post set up? Call the Signals guys. Need your computer fixed cause you stupidly downloaded a virus? Call the [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking Signals guys]].

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* Singapore Signals - The Communications guys. Need to talk to HQ? Call the Signals guys. Need a working command post set up? Call the Signals guys. [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking Need your computer fixed cause you stupidly downloaded a virus? Call the [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking Signals guys]].guys.]]



The '''Republic of Singapore Air Force''' is the aerial arm of the S.A.F., and is often regarded as the most glamorous branch that a full time National Serviceman can be posted to. For a nation the size of Singapore, it is remarkably oversized, operating a number of aircraft in excess of 400 with around 13,600 personnel. This is probably because the Air Force can be considered a force multiplier for the entire S.A.F., wherein they can [[DeathFromAbove support]] the Army and Navy as far as possible while defending the skies of the nation.

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The '''Republic of Singapore Air Force''' is the aerial arm of the S.A.F., and is often regarded as the most glamorous glamourous branch that a full time National Serviceman can be posted to. For a nation the size of Singapore, it is remarkably oversized, operating a number of aircraft in excess of 400 with around 13,600 personnel. This is probably because the Air Force can be considered a force multiplier for the entire S.A.F., wherein they can [[DeathFromAbove support]] the Army and Navy as far as possible while defending the skies of the nation.
16th Jul '17 7:53:50 AM AhBengI
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* '''Regulars''' - Every soldier in the S.A.F. starts out as an NSF. Somewhere along the line, they either decided that serving their nation is what they want to do, or they feel their talents lie best with the military. Those, or they simply just went insane and signed a minimum of 6 years of their lives away on a dotted line. All ranks higher than 2nd Sergeant (for enlisted personnel) and Lieutenant (for officers) must be regulars (unless you did something super awesome, like sink a pirate ship with a stone or something. To date, no one has been reported to have done this). The Navy and Air Force also mainly comprise regulars, as the technical expertise and dedication required often demands a longer time for training and learning, which will definitely exceed the NSF's liability of two years. All [[TheSquadette women]] in the S.A.F. are regulars, since women are not required to perform National Service.

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* '''Regulars''' - Every soldier in the S.A.F. starts out as an NSF. Somewhere along the line, they either decided that serving their nation is what they want to do, or they feel their talents lie best with the military. Those, or they simply just went insane and signed a minimum of 6 years of their lives away on a dotted line. All ranks higher than 2nd Sergeant (for enlisted personnel) and Lieutenant (for officers) must be regulars (unless you did something super awesome, like sink a pirate ship with a stone or something. To date, no one has been reported to have done this). The Navy and Air Force also mainly comprise regulars, as the technical expertise and dedication required often demands a longer time for training and learning, which will definitely exceed the NSF's liability of two years. All [[TheSquadette women]] in the S.A.F. are regulars, since women are not required to perform National Service. All Military Experts are also regulars, as their training is too long for the 2 years [=NSFs=] typically serve.



* Those selected to be trained as Officers will become [[ButtMonkey Officer Cadets]], and are trained for a grueling period of 9 months (12 for Naval Officer Cadets and in excess of 30 for Pilots) at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Officer_Cadet_School_(Singapore) Officer Cadet School]]. Once they're done, they are commissioned as [[EnsignNewbie 2nd Lieutenants]]. Those selected to be trained as Specialists will become Specialist Cadets, and are trained for a shorter but no less tough period of 6 to 7 months at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Specialist_Cadet_School Specialist Cadet School]]. When these are done, they graduate as 3rd Sergeants and put on their three chevrons. [[SergeantRock Sergeant Rock-ery]] is not a necessary outcome.

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* Those selected to be trained as Officers will become [[ButtMonkey Officer Cadets]], and are trained for a grueling period of 9 months (12 for Naval Officer Cadets Cadets, also known as Midshipmen, and in excess of 30 for Pilots) at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Officer_Cadet_School_(Singapore) Officer Cadet School]]. Once they're done, they are commissioned as [[EnsignNewbie 2nd Lieutenants]]. Those selected to be trained as Specialists will become Specialist Cadets, and are trained for a shorter but no less tough period of 6 to 7 months at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Specialist_Cadet_School Specialist Cadet School]]. When these are done, they graduate as 3rd Sergeants and put on their three chevrons. [[SergeantRock Sergeant Rock-ery]] SergeantRock-ery is not a necessary outcome.



* '''Specialists''': Non-commissioned officers of the S.A.F. are called Specialists (not to be confused with the US Rank of Specialist). It is often repeated within the S.A.F. that Specialists are there to catch all the excrement from above, because they 'have accountability, responsibility, but none of the authority'. Do not address these people as 'sir' or 'ma'am' either.

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* '''Specialists''': Non-commissioned officers of the S.A.F. are called Specialists[[note]]though as Specialists and Warrant Officers used to collectively be the Non-Commissioned Officer Corps (which was simply renamed to Warrant Officer and Specialist Corps), Warrant Officers in the S.A.F. can also be taken to be considered Non-Commissioned Officers[[/note]] (not to be confused with the US Rank of Specialist). It is often repeated within the S.A.F. that Specialists are there to catch all the excrement from above, because they 'have accountability, responsibility, but none of the authority'. Do not address these people as 'sir' or 'ma'am' either.



* '''Warrant Officers''': Specialists with enough years of experience can be selected to attend a Warrant Officer Conversion Course. They are considered senior Specialists, whose advice all [[TheNeidermeyer officers]] are recommended to take seriously. Men are addressed as [[TheyCallMeMisterTibbs 'Encik']] (meaning 'mister' in Malay) or 'sir' (in the Air Force), whilst women are addressed as 'ma'am'.
** 3rd Warrant Officer - 2nd Warrant Officer - 1st Warrant Officer - Master Warrant Officer - Senior Warrant Officer - [[RankEscalation Chief Warrant Officer]]

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* '''Warrant Officers''': Specialists with enough years of experience can be selected to attend a Warrant Officer Conversion Course. They are considered senior Specialists, whose advice all [[TheNeidermeyer officers]] are recommended to take seriously. Men are addressed as [[TheyCallMeMisterTibbs 'Encik']] (meaning 'mister' in Malay) or 'sir' (in the Air Force), Malay), whilst women are addressed as 'ma'am'.
'ma'am'[[note]]actually 'Cik' but hardly anyone even knows the term exists[[/note]].
** 3rd Warrant Officer - 2nd Warrant Officer - 1st Warrant Officer - Master Warrant Officer - Senior Warrant Officer - [[RankEscalation [[RankInflation Chief Warrant Officer]]




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* '''Military Domain Experts Scheme''': Implemented in 2010, this rank structure for regulars ( with deep specialisations in certain military domains such as engineering and intelligence, is unique to the S.A.F. The ranks are just "[=ME[insert number here]=]" with the pay grades mentioned when necessary e.g. [=ME4-1=] (pronounced as Em-Ee-Four-Dash-One). Those under this scheme and with these ranks are known as Military Experts. Those without a degree start off as [=ME1T=] and go through Specialist Cadet School before becoming [=ME1=], and those with a degree start off as [=ME4T=] and go through Officer Cadet School before becoming [=ME4A=] upon course completion followed by a promotion to [=ME4-1=]; while they're treated as commissioned officers with salutes and all, they don't actually receive a commission. Regulars with a standard rank and in certain vocations (particularly those in the Air Force or Navy) can also cross over to their equivalent ME rank, which would mean that Master Warrant Officers and above get to be treated like a commissioned officer after crossing over. Being a contiguous rank structure, in theory it's possible for an [=ME1=] to work their way up to [=ME8=] (equivalent to Brigadier General), but in practice they'd be lucky to even touch [=ME5=], at least if they don't get a degree and jump to [=ME4=] first.
** - [=ME2=] - [=ME3=] - [=ME4=] - [=ME5=] - [=ME6=] - [=ME7=] - [=ME8=]



One thing to note is that the RSN doesn't use typical Naval ranks like Ensign, Lieutenant Commander or Commander (except for its Admirals). They stick to the Army ranks, ostensibly because Naval command doesn't want to confuse its servicemen. So a Captain in the RSN isn't really TheCaptain, but a [[ColonelBadass Lieutenant Colonel or full Colonel]] is. And a Lieutenant isn't exactly the Naval equivalent to a Captain, but is [[MindScrew really just]] a Lieutenant.

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One thing to note is that the RSN doesn't use typical Naval ranks like Ensign, Lieutenant Commander or Commander (except for its Admirals).Admirals and Midshipmen). They stick to the Army ranks, ostensibly because Naval command doesn't want to confuse its servicemen. So a Captain in the RSN isn't really TheCaptain, but a [[ColonelBadass Lieutenant Colonel or full Colonel]] is. And a Lieutenant isn't exactly the Naval equivalent to a Captain, but is [[MindScrew really just]] a Lieutenant.
2nd Mar '16 4:56:19 AM yingrui97
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The RSAF operates many 3 to 3.5 Generation aircraft, like the F-15SG Strike Eagle, F-16C/D Fighting Falcon, F-5E Tiger, G550 AEW&C and C-130 Hercules to name a few. Located within Singapore are 4 Air Bases, amongst which the various squadrons are spread. Combined with two civilian airports, this makes Singaporean airspace one of the most crowded and heavily used in the world.

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The RSAF operates many 3 4 to 3.4.5 Generation aircraft, like the F-15SG Strike Eagle, F-16C/D Fighting Falcon, F-5E Tiger, G550 AEW&C and C-130 Hercules to name a few. Located within Singapore are 4 Air Bases, amongst which the various squadrons are spread. Combined with two civilian airports, this makes Singaporean airspace one of the most crowded and heavily used in the world.
16th Jan '16 6:34:40 PM SSgt_LuLZ
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* The SAF is mentioned but unseen in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps3''. The futuristic SAF is described as corrupt and selfish by several citizens, having completely abandoned evacuation efforts after the Singapore Disaster due to ''[[GaiasVengeance typhoons]]'' hitting the region frequently, which led to the building of the containment wall. It is also heavily implied that the army does under-the-table transactions with the 54 Immortals and that several [=54i=] footsoldiers are or were serving members of the Singapore military, such as He "Seraph" Zhen-Zhen, an enforcer with familial ties to high ranking officials. The Singapore Police Force does makes a brief appearance [[spoiler:after the CIA's actions over the Disaster is revealed to the international public, when an enraged [=54i=] led by the surviving leader, Goh Xiulan goes on a violent rampage over the containment walls and into the heartlands. The local authorities are quickly overpowered, and as a result the entire country descends into chaos and anarchy by the end of the Singapore arc.]]

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* The SAF is mentioned but unseen in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps3''. The futuristic SAF is described as corrupt and selfish by several citizens, having completely abandoned evacuation efforts after the Singapore Disaster due to ''[[GaiasVengeance typhoons]]'' hitting the region frequently, which led to the building of the containment wall. It is also heavily implied that the army does under-the-table transactions with the 54 Immortals and that several [=54i=] footsoldiers are or were serving members of the Singapore military, such as He "Seraph" Zhen-Zhen, an enforcer with familial ties to high ranking officials. The Singapore Police Force does makes a brief appearance [[spoiler:after [[spoiler:as allies in the CIA's actions over mission "Vengeance", after the Disaster is revealed to the international public, when an enraged [=54i=] led by the surviving leader, Goh Xiulan goes on a violent rampage over 54 Immortals breach the containment walls and into in response to a leak of the heartlands. CIA's direct involvement in the Disaster. The local authorities police responders are quickly overpowered, overwhelmed by the superior technological might of the gangsters and as a result the entire country islands descends into chaos and anarchy by the end of the Singapore arc.anarchy.]]
16th Jan '16 1:56:37 AM Anddrix
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One thing to note is that the RSN doesn't use typical Naval ranks like Ensign, Lieutenant Commander or Commander (except for its Admirals). They stick to the Army ranks, ostensibly because Naval command doesn't [[ViewersAreMorons want to confuse its servicemen]]. So a Captain in the RSN isn't really TheCaptain, but a [[ColonelBadass Lieutenant Colonel or full Colonel]] is. And a Lieutenant isn't exactly the Naval equivalent to a Captain, but is [[MindScrew really just]] a Lieutenant.

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One thing to note is that the RSN doesn't use typical Naval ranks like Ensign, Lieutenant Commander or Commander (except for its Admirals). They stick to the Army ranks, ostensibly because Naval command doesn't [[ViewersAreMorons want to confuse its servicemen]].servicemen. So a Captain in the RSN isn't really TheCaptain, but a [[ColonelBadass Lieutenant Colonel or full Colonel]] is. And a Lieutenant isn't exactly the Naval equivalent to a Captain, but is [[MindScrew really just]] a Lieutenant.
10th Nov '15 9:17:49 PM SSgt_LuLZ
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* The SAF is mentioned but unseen in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps3''. The futuristic SAF is described as corrupt and selfish by several citizens, having completely abandoned evacuation efforts after the Singapore Disaster due to ''[[GaiasVengeance typhoons]]'' hitting the region frequently, which led to the building of the containment wall. It is also heavily implied that the army does under-the-table transactions with the 54 Immortals and that several [=54i=] footsoldiers are or were serving members of the Singapore military, such as He "Seraph" Zhen-Zhen, an enforcer with familial ties to high ranking officials. The Singapore Police Force does makes a brief appearance [[spoiler:after the CIA's actions over the Disaster is revealed to the international public, when an enraged [=54i=] led by the surviving leader, Goh Xiulan goes on a violent rampage over the containment walls and into the heartlands. The local authorities are quickly overpowered, and as a result the entire country descends into chaos and anarchy by the end of the Singapore arc.]]
30th Aug '15 8:12:09 PM SSgt_LuLZ
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* The 2012 Singaporean-Malaysian comedy films [[Film/AhBoysToMen ''Ah Boys to Men'' and ''Ah Boys to Men 2'']]. The main plot revolves around a group of army recruits as they start their National Service. Ken Chow is a [[SpoiledBrat spoilt]] teenager who dislikes the Army and is reluctant to enlist as he wants to study abroad with his girlfriend. While waiting for the mandatory haircut, Ken gets to know a few people - "''Lobang''" [[StreetSmart Lee Onn]], [[Main/{{Nerd}} Aloysius Jin]] (a.k.a ''Wayang'' King) and Man In Ping (a.k.a. "I.P. Man"). Emotional issues that National Service recruits experience for a long period of time, such as not being able to be in touch with their kin are tackled. It also pokes fun into many infamous incidents related to the Singapore Army by parodying these events. It is the highest-grossing Singaporean film of all time, and has grossed over four times of its S$3 million budget. Buoyed by audience demand, a third installment ''Ah Boys To Men 3: Frogmen'' has been released, in an alternate ending where, instead of going their different ways after the second movie to the Officer Cadet School and Specialist Cadet School, Aloysius, Ken and Lobang instead somehow find themselves at the Naval Diving Unit.

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* The 2012 Singaporean-Malaysian comedy films [[Film/AhBoysToMen ''Ah Boys to Men'' and ''Ah Boys to Men 2'']].film trilogy of ''AhBoysToMen''. The main plot revolves around a group of army recruits as they start their National Service. Ken Chow is a [[SpoiledBrat spoilt]] teenager who dislikes the Army and is reluctant to enlist as he wants to study abroad with his girlfriend. While waiting for the mandatory haircut, Ken gets to know a few people - "''Lobang''" [[StreetSmart Lee Onn]], [[Main/{{Nerd}} Aloysius Jin]] (a.k.a ''Wayang'' King) and Man In Ping (a.k.a. "I.P. Man"). Emotional issues that National Service recruits experience for a long period of time, such as not being able to be in touch with their kin are tackled. It also pokes fun into many infamous incidents related to the Singapore Army by parodying these events. It is the highest-grossing Singaporean film of all time, and has grossed over four times of its S$3 million budget. Buoyed by audience demand, a third installment ''Ah Boys To Men 3: Frogmen'' has been released, in an alternate ending where, instead of going their different ways after the second movie to the Officer Cadet School and Specialist Cadet School, Aloysius, Ken and Lobang instead somehow find themselves at the Naval Diving Unit.
* In the fourth singleplayer campaign level of ''{{Battlefield 4}}'', the Singapore Armed Forces is suspiciously and completely absent despite the level taking place in Chinese-occupied Singapore. No official word has been given pertaining to the state of the [=SAF=] and the local population, but given the comparatively astronomical might of the [[ChineseWithChopperSupport People's Liberation Army]], either the island's defenders had completely stood down in the face of occupation, or a more darker outcome, the [=PLA=] [[KillEmAll rendering the local army inoperable with extreme prejudice]]. The [=SAR 21 MMS=] and the Ultimax 100 Mark 5 are featured firearms in both singleplayer and multiplayer.
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