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Aristocracy of Armed Talent : The Military Elite in Singapore

Author :  Chan, Samuel Ling Wei

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The National University of Singapore Society, Singapore
ISBN 9789813250079
Format PaperBack
Language English
Year of Publication 2019
Bib. Info xxviii, 496p. Includes Index ; Bibliography
Categories History
Product Weight 800 gms.
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1. Singapore – Armed Forces. 2. Scholars – Singapore. When Singapore declared independence in 1965, it faced the monumental task of building a military from scratch. This book tells the story of the development of the Singapore Armed Forces through a collective portrait of its leaders. It is based on interviews with twenty-eight flag officers, offering a firsthand look at Singapore's military from the very leaders who helped shape it. It addresses the challenges Singapore faced in building its officer core and encouraging individuals to stay and make a career out of military service. As former flag officers are often recruited into senior civil service and political roles, understating the military elite culture is central to understanding Singapore's politics. This book provides a rare window on an exceptional and globally influential institution.

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