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BG Perry Lim to become SAF's new Chief of Army on Mar 21

Brigadier-General (BG) Perry Lim Cheng Yeow will take over from Major-General (MG) Ravinder Singh as Chief of Army on 21 March 2014.

SINGAPORE: Brigadier-General (BG) Perry Lim Cheng Yeow will take over from Major-General (MG) Ravinder Singh as Chief of Army on 21 March 2014.

The Ministry of Defence said the change is part of its continuing process of leadership renewal in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF).

BG Lim, currently Chief of Staff - General Staff, joined the SAF in 1990 and was awarded the SAF (Overseas) and President's Scholarship in 1991.

During his military career, he has commanded the 1st Battalion, Singapore Guards, as well as the army's 3rd Division.

He was also the chairman of last year's National Day Parade executive committee.  

The 41-year-old holds a Bachelor of Arts (Starred First) (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

BG Lim was also awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Postgraduate Scholarship in 2008 to pursue a Master of Business Administration in INSEAD, Singapore. 

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