NSmen can volunteer under conversion scheme
NSmen who have completed their Operationally Ready National Service commitments but wish to continue serving may now be able to do so.
The Expertise Conversion Scheme (ECS) now allows NSmen (operationally ready national servicemen) to volunteer in a new role based on their civilian professions. Such roles include law, medicine, engineering, psychology and info-communications.
NSmen converted under the ECS will be accorded the ranks of Military Expert 4 (ME4) after completing the required training.
The first batch of ECS personnel will complete their training later this month. They will then undergo on-the-job training for the next few years before attaining their ME4 ranks.
There will be up to two batches of ECS conversions a year.
ECS personnel will also be required to serve in their new roles for at least three years.
- Ronald Loh