My Life as a NSF clerk in Singapore (PES E)

Most Singaporean Sons serve as combatants. For those curious what life is like for non-combatants, I shall share my NSF clerk experience (one of our Guidesify Team).

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Clerks, or a nicer official term Admin Support Assistant, are rumoured to have a comfortable NS life?

Forenote: Some points are vague to avoid classified information. I served at a Brigade HQ. The experience of clerks in another level of the army may differ. My PES status was because of a legitimate body condition, but if you still want to be salty, I do not mind 🙂 


I was given a PES E status for childhood reasons, and my BMT was at Kranji Camp 3. Instead of ferries, we took the indented bus from Yew Tee MRT daily. Yup, it is the famous stay out BMT. No confinement hehe. No physical training, no “wife,” no outfield. BMT is four weeks. Three weeks for lectures about army related topics (e.g., pay, ranks, some basic army rules) and one week of vocational training. There are tonnes of admin time for my batch which will usually be spent watching movies. Honestly, PES E BMT does not add much value.

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