MINDEF, SAF Personnel Get National Day Awards
Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen and Minister of State for Defence and Education Lawrence Wong officiated at the National Day Awards Investiture held at the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) this evening.
This year, more than 550 personnel from MINDEF and the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) were presented awards in recognition of their commendable performance and devotion to duty and service.
A total of 59 Commendation Medals, 120 Efficiency Medals and 382 Long Service Medals were given out to both military and non-military personnel held over two ceremonies. Spouses of the award recipients, as well as senior MINDEF officials and SAF officers were also present at the investiture.
At an earlier National Day Awards ceremony officiated by President Dr Tony Tan on 20 Nov 2011, a total of 23 senior SAF officers and 9 MINDEF personnel received the Public Administration Medal. The award recipients comprised an SAF officer who was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Gold) (Military), 5 SAF officers who were awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) (Military) as well as 17 SAF officers who were awarded the Public Administration (Bronze) (Military). In addition, one MINDEF personnel was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Gold), another one a Public Administration Medal (Silver) and seven personnel were awarded the Public Administration Medal (Bronze).
Naval Today Staff, December 02, 2011; Image: mindef