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Old 23-08-2017, 08:04 PM   #1
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Smile >80% of NSmen are actually physically UNFIT for reservist military training/war...

>80% of NSmen are actually physically UNFIT for reservist military training/war...
(<20% NSmen actually manage to pass physical fitness test; >50% NSmen so terribly disabled/ infirm, they are excused from taking physical fitness test in SAF of any kind (no modified fitness options available (swimming, cycling etc) either)).

Operationally-ready national servicemen (NSmen) running as part of IPPT Preparatory Training (IPT) programme in Maju Camp on Sept 8, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN -

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'300,000-plus operationally ready national servicemen (NSmen) who form the backbone of the SAF': [SAF bends and stretches over IPPT: My Paper; 01Jul2014]

'...Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT)... ...The 2010 figures from the Ministry of Defence - the most recent available - showed that half of the 116,000 NSmen who take the test annually fail it.' [Tougher penalties for NSmen who skip IPPT; ST 31Oct2014]

% of all NSmen who are able to achieve minimum pass @ IPPT =
[(116,000/2) / 300,000+] = <<19.33333%
Or much less than 20% considering that denominator is in excess of 300,000 personnel.

% of all 'operationally ready' NSmen who are actually medically fit to take IPPT=
116,000 / 300,000 = <38.666%
Less than 40% NSmen are physically (medically) fit enough to qualify for IPPT testing to have their fitness recorded and computed annually.
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Old 03-09-2017, 08:33 AM   #2
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Work where got time to go for proper training regiment.
Day time already exhausted at work than at night RT/IPPT
where got fuel left??
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Work where got time to go for proper training regiment.
Day time already exhausted at work than at night RT/IPPT
where got fuel left??
Raise IPPT gold award quantum to S$1-2000, just like PAP being able to buy more sock puppet MPs and Ministers etc. I think we will see magic happen. At least more will try to pass IPPT rather than buying MC from specialist to downgrade and then SAF will be able to boast maybe 40% fit to serve/fight, rather than the current measly 19+%...
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Kind of an open secret to those who served. So many pes c and below, some need not go back for ict somemore...
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Old 05-09-2017, 02:37 PM   #5
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Higher NSmen vocational allowances in FTNS and as reservist (pegged to regular salaries + bonuses pegged to performance /IPPT) would inspire more NSmen to serve with dignity rather than to excuse ICT and to migrate abroad from Singapore eventually.

The following is tried n tested PAP proven philosophy, that in Singapore, money = dignity:
"If the annual salary of the Minister of Information, Communication and Arts is only $500,000, it may pose some problems when he discuss policies with media CEOs who earn millions of dollars because they need not listen to the minister's ideas and proposals. Hence, a reasonable payout will help to maintain a bit of dignity."
- MP Lim Wee Kiak apologises for comments on pay
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