Singapore has appointed Major-General Perry Lim Cheng Yeow, Chief of Army as a new chief of Defense Forces.
From 18th August, MG Lim will succeed Lieutenant-General (LG) Ng Chee Meng, the Singapore Defense Forces announced Today.
Brigadier-General (BG) Melvyn Ong Su Kiat, Chief Guards Officer, will take over as Chief of Army on 14 August 2015.
As the Chief of Army since 21 March 2014, MG Lim maintained a high state of operational readiness in the Army. To strengthen the training and safety systems within the Army, he oversaw the operationalization of the Murai Urban Live Firing Facility (MULFAC) and Airborne-Trooper Training Facility (ATF) that enhanced training effectiveness while ensuring the safety of training troops.
The incoming Chief of Army, BG Melvyn Ong Su Kiat has served as the Commander 7th Singapore Infantry Brigade; and Head Joint Plans and Transformation Department.