Is there a logical explanation behind why our useless paper generals are being paid such obscene amounts?
CCS was COA, Ng Chee Meng was CDF.........your reasoning is therefore not sound?
There are 3 categories for SAF Officers - A for normal entry/ diploma holders, B for graduates and merit award scholars and finally, C for SAFOS and Presidential scholars.
Don't know much about the first two grades but for B, the max you can go is COL. For C, they are promoted one grade every 2 years and reach super-scale grade when they hit LTC rank (which is ~$20K a month). That's when they start to shortlist potential ministers and accompany their PAP mentors on overseas trips.
Ministerial caliber scholars are extracted before they reach staff position. The norm is that if you hit COS, that means you are not ministerial caliber and will most likely be sent to a Stat Board or retired after serving your term. So if you read about some "leaders" who are chief of this and that in SAF; they have already been vetted and found wanting.
Still, according to GCT earning anything less than 500K per annum is deemed mediocre. Perhaps there is more dignity in becoming a GRAB driver?
That is merely rank pay mind you; other extra wage components such as service allowance, appointment holder allowance etc have yet to be factored in.
HAHAHAHA, still not as satki as SMRT CEO.
We pay a fucking major $9K to do this????