Major-General (MG) Perry Lim took over as the Chief of Defence Force (CDF) of the Singapore Armed Forces yesterday at a Change of Command Parade held at the SAFTI Military Institute.
Witnessed by Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen, MG Perry Lim, the former Chief of Army (COA), received the command symbol from the outgoing CDF Lieutenant-General (LG) Ng Chee Meng. During the parade, LG Ng reviewed a Guard of Honour and the 13 marching contingents formed by servicemen from the Army, Navy and Air Force.
MG Lim, who joined the SAF in 1990, has held several key appointments, including Commander 7th Singapore Infantry Brigade, Head Joint Plans and Transformation Department, Commander 3rd Singapore Division and Chief of Staff-General Staff.
As Chief of Army, MG Lim strengthened the training and safety systems within the Army by overseeing the operationalisation of the Murai Urban Live Firing Facility (MULFAC) and Airborne-Trooper Training Facility (ATF) which enhanced training effectiveness while ensuring the safety of training troops.