National Civil Defence Cadet Corps

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National Civil Defence Cadet Corps
Crest-logo of National Civil Defence Cadet Corp 2013-09-17 21-05.jpg
Agency overview
Formed 2005
Headquarters Home Team Academy, Singapore
Motto Learn, Lead and Serve
Agency executive
Parent agency

Ministry of Home Affairs

Ministry of Education

The National Civil Defence Cadet Corps (NCDCC) of Singapore was formed in 2005 and is currently the newest recognized member of the National Uniformed Group. The creation of this Uniformed Group was initiated by the Ministry of Home Affairs in response to the need for the young leaders of tomorrow to have a firm pillar and grounding in Singapore's firm belief of Total Defence.

Together with the National Police Cadet Corps, both corps have their Headquarters located at the Home Team Academy.


NCDCC was introduced in 12 secondary schools starting from January 2005. For the pilot phase, 38 cadets completed the very first NCO Course while 22 teachers were commissioned as the pioneer batch of NCDCC officers after their completion of the first Officer Basic Course. On the 23rd of December 2005, 22 cadets attended the conversion course and became the pioneer batch of Cadet Lieutenants or CLTs for short.[citation needed]

Civil Defence is one of the five pillars of Total Defence; it refers to the protection of the Singapore people by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). NCDCC is a component of the Home Team Cadet Corps Initiative.

Mission and Vision[edit]


The mission of NCDCC is to develop and empower our youths to be active and concerned citizens advocating life-saving skills.


A Choice Uniformed Group of Community First Responders


"We, members of the National Civil Defence Cadet Corps,

pledge to serve our community.

We take pride in our training and uniform.

We are discipline and responsible for our actions.

We are loyal to our Nation."

Rank structure[edit]

Rank structures are implemented in all Uniform Groups with the common ambition of motivating the cadets and encouraging them to be on a constant roll and quest for trying out new things.

National Civil Defence Cadet Corps (Singapore) Cadet Ranks.jpg


All cadets will start off holding the rank of private, after which will be promoted subsequently, however promotion is based on badges count and completion of courses. The ranks are as follows:

Cadet officers

Cadet officers are cadets who have graduated from their secondary school and are currently studying in an post-secondary institution, and have pass out from the Cadet Lieutenant Course. The ranks are as follows:


Officers in NCDCC are teachers assigned from their respective schools to aid in the unit. They can also be Honorary Instructors or Honorary Officers directly assigned by HQ NCDCC. The ranks are as follows:

As part of the rank, the letters NCDCC are embroidered which forms part of the Corps Insignia.


No.1 Ceremonial Dress -

Uniform worn by the Guard-of-honour contingent during parade.

No.2 Mess uniform* -

While not currently in used by Ncdcc, members of the Singapore Civil Defence Force uses this uniform for dine in events.

No.3 Working Dress -

Uniform worn by cadet officers and officers, and at times field instructors.

No.4 Field Dress -

Standard issued uniform to all members of the corp. Worn for everyday training.

No.5 Formal uniform -

Worn usually by officers during formal event.


Newly enrolled Secondary One students from schools with an NCDCC unit set up, regardless of their race, religion, gender and academic ability, can choose to become members of the corps. While units are allowed to enroll students using methods to their discretion, this must be done so in consultation with their respective schools and if the need arises with the corps' headquarters. Units would also need to submit a nominal roll to the corps' headquarters for monitoring purposes. While there are no restrictions regarding membership for Singapore Citizens and permanent residents, foreign students membership will have to be approved by the relevant ministry. Members are expected to be part of the corps throughout their four or five years of their secondary school education. However, members may be discharged from the corps based on valid reasons.


Below is the list of secondary schools that have their own NCDCC units.

There are six sectors which oversees a total of 30 units.

Central Sector:

North East Sector:

East 1 Sector:

East 2 Sector:

West 1 Sector:

West 2 Sector:

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