As a Military Expert in Our Army, you will develop deep professional expertise in key military domains, such as technical, engineering, nursing and intelligence. It will be a career full of opportunities, as you employ your deep specialisation to maintain our operational edge.
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The Military Domain Experts Scheme (MDES) offers an extended military career up to age 60. As a Military Expert (ME), you will have opportunities to upgrade yourself through scholarships and sponsorships, in addition to professional development and Continuing Education (CE) programmes. With a systematic Route of Advancement (ROA) for gaining the relevant operational experience, you will develop the deep expertise essential to your domain specialisation.
Steady development. Constant advancement.
With Our Army’s technological expertise and knowledge base put in your capable hands, you will have the chance to expand your expertise and strive for excellence as you move up the leadership ladder.
MDES Job Clustering
ME1 to ME3 appointments provide the foundation for building and consolidating invaluable operational experience and system competencies. With this foundation, outstanding MEs will be able to progress to higher-grade appointments of ME4 and above, which encompass greater leadership responsibilities and deeper specialisation.
The MDES ROA and career progression system are premised upon professional qualifications, performance and potential. Good performers will be scheduled for qualification courses, and will be assessed on their expertise and knowledge for further upgrading. Successfully passing the assessments will allow them to be promoted and hold higher-grade appointments.
MEs, leading a full career up to age 60, will benefit from a full CPF scheme.
To recognise and encourage better performance, you will be rewarded with annual performance bonuses (similar to the Officer and Warrant Officers Corps). MEs with good performance will enjoy an attractive performance-based annual Merit Increment (MI) and Promotion Increment (PI) upon promotion in rank or grade.
You will be rewarded for your continued commitment to the Army with attractive EXCEL Bonuses, which amount up to 28 months of your gross monthly salary over the span of your career, up to 60 years of age. The bonuses will be given out at ages 32, 40, and 50*. You will also be given the option to draw up to half of your next EXCEL Bonus payout in advance, thereby gaining flexibility in meeting your lifestyle needs.
Strive for personal upgrading and development with our series of quality in-house training courses. These include organisational training, competency development, continuing education and language training.
You will be entitled to 14 to 18 days of annual leave, according to your educational level, service length and rank. Your leave entitlement will be upgraded once you have completed 10 years of continuous service. Also, you will be entitled to 14 days of Medical Leave and 60 days of extended Hospitalisation Leave if you are warded.
As an ME, you will receive attractive medical benefits, giving you peace of mind while you contribute your best. Upon joining us, you will be placed onto the MSO Scheme, which will contribute 1% of your salary into your Medisave account each month, up to a total of $70 per month. Additional wages will also attract the 1% Medisave contribution, up to a maximum of $350 per annum. You will also enjoy outpatient subsidies of up to $350 per year.
Every ME will be given annual FLEX credits, with 1 FLEX credit equivalent to S$1. The amount of FLEX credits will increase with years in service. We recognise that every ME has unique needs, so the FLEX credits can be used to pay for a diverse range of life's needs such as insurance, vacations and education, among others, for yourself and a dependent.