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The resale value of retired army officers

Discussion in 'The Courtyard Café' started by Hangover, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. Hangover

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    SMRT imported a lot of army officers since Desmond took over, former-officers in Keppel/Sembcorp only know how to play golf, SSC and its NSAs flopped big time in the hands of retired officers, who messed up our sports scene with cronyism and defaulted vendors, NOL clocked a profit in the toughest shipping year (2016) in recent memory after Ng left, A-Star burnt a huge hole without much achievements since Philip's days and continued to appoint leadership from army..............the list goes on.

    On the other hand, if we paradrop COL (Dr) John Wong or COL (Dr) Ang to medical institutions, they are highly qualified and respected.

    We need technocrats, not bureaucrats. In the examples cited above, many officers know nothing more than a management trainee in many GLCs, stat board or govt agency. These unqualified, bulldoze their way through board meetings of these organizations without respect of their subordinates with true "field-experience" in the trade.

    Honestly, I have friends who were regular officers; they left the service, retrained themselves and doing very well as CPAs, in fields of Education, foreign defence-industries, etc. Many of these good men have good integrity and management values but the mess that the unqualified officers in GLCs and govt agencies, is putting a serious dent on value of re-employing deserving retired army officers in the private sector.
     
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    i see them in their uniforms lim kopi and idle at 112 katong toast box in the afternoon. good pay, no war, a lot of idle time, why not?
     
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    bullseye! the whole education scene went kuku after Tharman, go figure.
     
  4. JohnTan

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    Generals and CEOs do not need to go for any sort of retraining. That's like asking Mark Suckerberg, Ng Yat Chung and Elon Musk to attend computer upgrading courses.Upgrading courses are meant for serfs who pursue a career in blue collared work, including the likes of electricians, plumbers and even selected specialized trades like surgery. There's no price tag on superb leadership.

     
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    Retired Generals are redundant and obsolete in the market.They must go to e2i or any life-long learning centre to re-train,re-skill ,re-tool and re-engineer to upgrade their mindsets before being released into the volatible,uncertain,complex and ambiguous business world so as to minimize any damages they will caused to the organisations they are allotted to.
     
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    Agreed. In fact, all generals should start in the lower supervisor positions. Example if DQ wants to "volunteer" for smrt ceo, he should start at a assistant station manager. Then he can go on to maintainence. With these experience, then he can better manage the company. He will also have a taste of the "culture" that he wants changed.
     
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    How the fuck is that useless fat motherfucker piece of shit Ng Yat Chung mentioned along the same line with Mark and Elon??? Ng Yat Chung that fatfuck must be retrain how to fuck his mother first!
    Look at this useless fat fucking cheebye, even his mother will puke trying to nibble on his small cock.

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    reminds me of one ftrash bringing a whole kampung of ftrashes......
     
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    I have friends and relatives who left the service as senior officers (Two majors and one LTC), then started their own businesses. Latest count, two out of three have failed. The third one, too soon to tell. The military is not representative of the real world.
     
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    They signed on for a reason! U look at those regular officers. U think they can differentiate between gross profit and net profit? Whenever i go back to reservist, i laugh at these useless bums.
     
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    NS is killing SG!!!
     
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    What is the “focus” of Sport Singapore and MCCY for Singapore sports?
    https://www.theonlinecitizen.com/20...port-singapore-and-mccy-for-singapore-sports/

    by Jose Raymond

    In his interview with Mediacorp’s 938FM, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sport Singapore Lim Teck Yin talks about Football, Funding and Fading, among other random sports matters.

    Unfortunately, Lim totally leaves out a key ‘F’ word - Focus.

    What is the Focus of Sport Singapore and the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) for Singapore sports as far as our athletes are concerned?

    What is the direction for the athletes, the National Sports Associations (NSA) and the industry?

    How will the Singapore Sports Hub, the structure which will cost the taxpayer a total of $4 billion over 25 years, help develop sports and the industry and fit into this overall strategy?

    Simply put, what are the intended short-term and long term outcomes for Singapore sports and how will the public hold the Government accountable for its expenditure in the sector? What is the national strategy for Singapore sports?

    In recent months, Sport Singapore looks to have driven public funding into ActiveSG academies across many sports, while at the same time seeking more corporate financial commitment through the One Team Singapore Fund initiative.

    Sport Singapore, mandated through the Singapore Sports Council Act to plan and promote sports in Singapore for both competitive and recreational purposes, has also started organising camping and outdoor activities through its ActiveSG Outdoor Adventure Club.

    How camping and pitching tents under the moonlight suddenly became the responsibility of Sport Singapore and not the People’s Association, Outward Bound or the Singapore Scout Association, borders on being comical.

    Let’s not forget that every dollar allocated towards pitching tents and camping is one dollar less for our national and prospective national athletes.

    One can only surmise that Sport Singapore’s funding is being plonked into grassroots development and community engagement while the Government seeks corporate partners to support high performance, elite development and also funding for NSAs.

    Sports is already missing in the Committee on the Future Economy Report as a targeted future sector for development, despite the Ministry stating only eight years ago that sports is supposed to contribute to 3% of Singapore Gross Domestic Product by 2015. Has this contribution to the GDP since materialised?

    More importantly, has the strategy for Singapore sports altered course somewhat?

    Sport Singapore and its parent Ministry should make its sports strategy and its intended outcomes very clear for the public so that it can he held accountable in the future.

    For greater transparency, Sport Singapore should also start making public how it funds NSAs and for what objectives. It is ironic that Sport Singapore insists on having NSAs register as charities to receive public funding but itself not reveal to the public how much it funds individual NSAs or athletes.

    Greater transparency and a clearly communicated strategy for Singapore sports will help the industry and the public understand what is the Government’s direction for sports in Singapore’s future.

    The views expressed by the author are his own and are not reflective of the organisations where he holds positions at. This was first published on Jose Raymond's Facebook page and reproduced with permission.
     
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    SAF is the best army in the world....no need go war.

    All our soldiers will die of old age.
     
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    they are the ULTIMATE chobolans.....
    nothing comes even close
     
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    my uncle say once sinkie pass out from ocs they are destined to be successful in life. He say especially pilot and commandos. He say he never see any ex commando or pilot who are sinkie losers later part of their life.
     
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  17. Narong Wongwan

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    Talk cock.
    You see all the successful ex saf generals aren’t Pilots or commandos
     

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