[Photos: The incoming Chief of Air Force, Brigadier-General Ng Chee Meng (Left) andoutgoing Chief of Air Force, Major-General Ng Chee Khern(right).]
by Jermyn Chow
THE Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) will get a new chief come Dec 10 - and in a first for the Singapore Armed Forces, one sibling will replace another.
The new Chief of Air Force will be Brigadier-General Ng Chee Meng, 41. He will replace his older brother, Major-General Ng Chee Khern, 44, who has been the Air Force chief since 2006.
The generals have another sibling in the top rungs of the military: The youngest of the three, Rear-Admiral Ng Chee Peng, 39, is the Republic of Singapore Navy's Chief of Staff - Naval Staff and Fleet Commander.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Straits Times.
New air force chief in December
Brigadier-General (BG) Ng Chee Meng will take over from Major-General (MG) Ng Chee Khern as Chief of Air Force on 10 December 2009.
BG Ng Chee Meng, who is currently Deputy Chief of Air Force, joined the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in December 1986. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering) from the US Air Force Academy, USA, and a Master of Arts (International Relations) from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA.
His previous appointments in the SAF include Commanding Officer of the Republic of Singapore Force's (RSAF's) 144th Squadron; Head of Air Plans Department; Commander of Changi Air Base; and Director of Joint Operations.