The Woman Who Wears Many Hats Taking on different roles allow her the flexibility to grow What may be perceived by many to be stringent was in actual fact what gave CPT Julianah Jamal the polar opposite-flexibility. A career in the Singapore Army, that is. Within a short span of five years, she functioned as a Team Manager in the SAF Sports Association Football Team, pursued a Masters in Counseling, attended the Guards Conversion Course and is now a Battalion Logistics Officer. All thanks to the recommendation of her ex-colleague in the Institute of Mental Health and her own gutsy spirit, CPT Julianah has obtained a wide yet unique variety of experiences. When she first joined the Singapore Army, she was part of the team responsible for the supply chain ensuring that combatants have sufficient logistics support. Two years later, CPT Julianah decided to embark on something different in her career with the Singapore Army, by applying for an appointment with the Guards Formation. In a different environment, CPT Julianah was still involved in logistics _ the only difference was in the mode of operations. She shared that the Guards Formation allowed her to participate in more military exercises and gave her greater exposure. With great enthusiasm, she added, "I prefer being on the ground where the action is! It suits my personality more." CPT Julianah's exposure to a different work environment in the Guards Formation helped her understand the roles that the Singapore Army's sub-units play, and how they integrate to achieve the Singapore Army's mission. Equipped with a deeper understanding of these two vocations, CPT Julianah is convinced that it has benefitted her on both personally and professionally. This confident woman explains that in the Singapore Army, officers are rotated in a timely manner to different jobs to enhance their learning experience and gain exposure. But more than just job rotational opportunities, she is also able to fulfill other adventurous pursuits like the Basic Airborne Course. "I like how jumping off a plane 10,000 feet from the ground, is also part of my work – that looking down and knowing that the only thing stopping you from body planting yourself is a parachute." said CPT Julianah. The next course she's looking to conquer would be the Combat Skills course involving a 32-kilometre route march, crossing rivers and weapon handling tests. On whether she is satisfied with her career choice, CPT Julianah flashed a wide smile and said, "Right now, I don't see any other organisation that would make me feel this happy. I like the flexibility, where I don’t have to stay in one appointment for too long. It keeps me going."