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  • Joe

    MILITARY EXPERT 3 (ME3)
    Joe Yeo Tee Hwa

    Coxswain, RSS Formidable
    (Formidable-class Frigate)
  • Tan

    Military Expert 2 (ME2)
    Tan Suan Ling

    Navigation Supervisor, RSS Daring
    (Fearless-class Patrol Vessel)
  • Mohan

    Military Expert 2 (ME2)
    Mohan Alias Vinod

    Marine Systems Chief, RSS Persistence
    (Endurance-class Landing Ship Tank)

Joe Yeo Tee Hwa

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MILITARY EXPERT 3 (ME3)
Joe Yeo Tee Hwa

Coxswain, RSS Formidable
(Formidable-class Frigate)

Growing up, I have always aspired to be in the Navy because of my fascination with warships. I was also drawn to the Navy because it offers a meaningful career that allows me to contribute to the defence of my country. For me, nothing is more important than ensuring that my loved ones continue to live in the peace and security that Singapore enjoys.

In my career with the Navy, I have participated in many overseas missions. These missions are important for our Navy to build up a strong network of partnerships with navies from around the world, to ensure safe and secure seas for all. One of the most recent missions I participated in was Operation Blue Sapphire (Command) in 2016. I was deployed to the Gulf of Aden for counter-piracy operations and was part of the international fight against piracy. It was an eye opening experience working alongside navies from around the world and learning about different cultures. The mission highlighted the greater purpose of what I do and showed how meaningful it is to contribute to a safer and more secure passage for international shipping.

Today, as the Coxswain of RSS Formidable, a Formidable-class frigate, my primary role is to maintain the general discipline and ensure the well-being of the men and women on board. Out at sea and away from home, I understand the importance of my role as a good role model and mentor to them. Like a family, we tide through good and tough times together. Indeed, a career with the Navy is not a deskbound job. It is an adventure that will enable you to reach your fullest potential, allowing you to make a positive difference to the lives of many. If you think you have what it takes, we welcome you on board.

Tan Suan Ling

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Military Expert 2 (ME2)
Tan Suan Ling

Navigation Supervisor, RSS Daring
(Fearless-class Patrol Vessel)

My love for the sea and desire for adventure drew me to a career with the Navy. More importantly, I wanted a job that provided meaning and purpose and I saw that in the defence of Singapore. I took the leap of faith and signed on with the Navy.

As a Navigation Supervisor, my role is to lead a team of navigation experts to ensure the navigational safety of the warship. This is a responsibility that I take seriously, and I do so by training my team well.

Having served two tours on board the patrol vessels, previously as an operator and as a supervisor now, it has made me realise the importance of the sea to Singapore. We are a country surrounded by waters, and the things that Singaporeans need for survival come via the sea. Therefore, Singapore is inextricably linked to the sea, and the Navy ensures that this lifeline is never threatened.

My passion for the Navy has deepened with time because being at the frontline of Singapore’s maritime defence constantly reminds me of the importance of the Navy to Singapore’s survival as a small country. It is a profession that allows me to contribute to the defence of our maritime nation, a place that holds all of whom I love.

Mohan Alias Vinod

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Military Expert 2 (ME2)
Mohan Alias Vinod

Marine Systems Chief, RSS Persistence
(Endurance-class Landing Ship Tank)

My interest in the Navy was sparked during a career talk I attended, where the officer shared about the array of sophisticated warships and weaponry of the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN). Being an engineering student, the opportunity to work on these systems proved to be too exciting to miss, and I signed on upon the completion of my diploma education.

Today, I am living my dream. I am serving on board a Landing Ship Tank, the largest ship in the RSN, and get to work intimately with the engineering intricacies of this warship.

Beyond my engineering role, being the Navy also provides me with the opportunity to serve the greater good of humanity. In December 2014, I was involved in the search and rescue operation of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 which crashed into the Java Sea. This meant that many of us had to scrap year-end plans such as countdown parties with families or birthdays. However, we knew that this was an important mission, one that would help to bring closure to the families of the victims. It impressed upon me the value that the Navy can bring during uncertainty.

Such deployments, while unfortunate, proved to be a test for the ship and crew. As a family on board, everyone put in their best effort to ensure that we complete our mission together. This is what we pride ourselves for -- the Navy family. The Navy is a place where I found friends whom I can count on during difficult times, and I believe it will be so for those who choose to join us.

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