Ng Chee Khern
|Ng Chee Khern|
Ng addresses more than 90 international air chiefs during the Global Air Chiefs Conference forum in Washington D.C. on 25 September 2007.
|Service/branch||Singapore Armed Forces|
|Years of service||1984–2009|
|Ng Chee Khern|
Ng Chee Khern is a Singaporean civil servant and former air force general. He is currently the Permanent Secretary (Defence Development) in Singapore's Ministry of Defence. He previously served as the Chief of the Republic of Singapore Air Force from 2006–2009 and held the rank of Major-General. After leaving the Air Force, he served as the Director of the Security and Intelligence Division from 2010–2014.
Ng was a recipient of the President's Scholarship and Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Scholarship in 1985. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Second Upper Class Honours) and a Master of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford. He also graduated with a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University.
Career in the RSAF
Ng enlisted in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in 1984 and served in the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF). He was one of the Air Force's first F-16 pilots, and flew the Northrop F-5E Tiger-II.
Throughout his military career, Ng held various appointments, including: Commanding Officer, 149 Squadron; Commander, Tengah Air Base; Director, Joint Operations and Planning Directorate; Chief of Staff (Air Staff). He succeeded Lim Kim Choon as the Chief of Air Force on 24 March 2006 and relinquished this appointment to his second brother, Ng Chee Meng, on 10 December 2009.
After leaving the Air Force, Ng was appointed as the Director of the Security and Intelligence Division on 1 September 2010. He left this position on 1 May 2014 to serve as the Permanent Secretary (Defence Development) in the Ministry of Defence. Ng will be appointed concurrently as Second Permanent Secretary (Health) on 1 August 2014.
Ng is also a member of the boards of various governmental organisations, including: Public Utilities Board; CapitaMall Trust Management; Chartered Ammunition Industries; ST Aerospace Systems; Changi International Airshow & Events; MDSO Supervisory Board; Construction Industry Development Board; Defence Science and Technology Agency; DSO National Laboratories; Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.
Ng is the third of five children in his family. His younger brother, Ng Chee Meng, served as the Chief of Air Force from 2009–2013 and was appointed as the Chief of Defence Force in 2013. His youngest brother, Ng Chee Peng, served as the Chief of Navy from 2011–2014.
- Other awards (years of award unknown):
- Legion of Merit (Degree of Commander)
- Bintang Swa Bhuwana Paksa Utama
- Knight Grand Cross (First Class), Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand
- Legion of Honour
- Fernandez, Warren (2001). Without Fear or Favour – 50 Years of Singapore's Public Service Commission. Singapore: Times Media. ISBN 981-232-348-1.
- "New Air Force Chief Takes Over". MINDEF. 3 March 2006. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
- Yeo, Mike (March 2011). "Tigers over Lion City". Air Forces Monthly (Key Publishing) (275): pages 86–91. ISSN 0955-7091.
- Chow, Jermyn (17 October 2009). "Brother succeeds RSAF chief". AsiaOne News. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
- "Board of Directors, CapitaMall Trust". CapitaMall Trust. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
- Chua, Tony (14 June 2012). "Capitamall Trust appoints Ng Chee Khern as Director". Singapore Business Review. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
- "Press Release: MG(NS) Ng Chee Khern to be Permanent Secretary (Defence Development)". Public Service Division, Prime Minister's Office. 2 April 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- "Press Release: Permanent Secretary Appointments". Public Service Division, Prime Minister's Office. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
- "All-star' family also talk football tactics". Straits Times. 1 July 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
Major-General Lim Kim Choon
|Chief of the Republic of Singapore Air Force
24 March 2006 – 10 December 2009
Brigadier-General Ng Chee Meng