WO(1) Mohd Arif Ali, SBStJ, CMSJ
Arif is the Head of RDSC. In addition, he sits on the Brigade Corporate Communications Committee as the Chairman of the Dress Regulations Sub-Committee.
Prior to its establishment, Arif was appointed as the Secretary of the Brigade Dress Committee which has since published the SJBS Dress Regulations (First Edition). Over the years, Arif has played an instrumental role in the founding and development of the RDSC, most notably through spearheading its flagship courses. Arif served as the Course Commander for the 02/11, 04/14, and 05/15 Advanced Drill Instructors Course, and the 01/11, 02/13, and 03/15 Warrant Officer Training Course. In addition, he has been instrumental in developing the Basic Drill Instructor Course since the programme was introduced in 2013.
Arif has been awarded the Commendation Medal of St John (2014); Priory Medal (2014); Service Medal of the Order of St John (2010); 5 Years First Aid Efficiency Medal (2006); and the SAF Good Service Medal (5 Years) (2011). Arif was admitted into the Order of St John as Serving Brother on 21 September 2017.
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WO(3) Loh York Liang Peter, CMSJ
Peter is the Deputy Head of RDSC and also sits on the Brigade Corporate Communications Committee as Secretary of the Dress Regulations Sub-Committee.
Peter has been a member of St John Brigade Singapore since 2008. His special interest in drill and parades led him to attend the 03/12 Advanced Drill Instructor (ADI) Course where he emerged at the top of this cohort. In the following year, Peter graduated from the 02/13 Warrant Officer Training Course (WOTC). Peter has served in several training roles under the Regimentation and Drills Sub-Committee such as being the Deputy Course Commander and Chief Instructor for the 06/16 Advanced Drill Instructor Course, Training Coordinator for the 03/15 Warrant Officer Training Course and a Senior Instructor for the 05/15 Advanced Drill Instructor Course. Peter was instrumental in the writing of the SJBS Drill Manual (First Edition) for which he sat on the Drill Manual Committee as one of two Vice-Chairmen, and the SJBS Dress Regulations (First Edition) for which he sat on the Brigade Dress Committee as Assistant Secretary.
WO(1) Tang Chee Kai, CMSJ
Chee Kai is our Advisor of the RDSC. He currently serves as the Brigade Sergeant Major, an appointment he has held since 2015, and the first to serve in this appointment since the Warrant Officer scheme was formally introduced. Besides leading the RDSC, Chee Kai also sits on the Brigade Corporate Communications Committee as the Chairman of the Information Technology Sub-Committee.
Chee Kai first joined St John Brigade Singapore in 2001. Chee Kai has a wealth of knowledge and experience, having formerly served as the Zone Sergeant Major of Zone 1, and the Chairman of the Drill Manual Committee. Over the years, Chee Kai has played an instrumental role in the RDSC, in particular, having served as the Course Commandant for the 03/12 and 06/16 Advanced Drill Instructor Course.
WO(2) Simon Ow Yew Leong, CMSJ
Simon is a member of the RDSC and concurrently the Zone Sergeant Major of Zone 3.
Simon was formerly an Inspector from the National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC). At his friend’s recommendation, Simon joined St John Brigade Singapore in 1998. As one with deep knowledge in matters of protocol, Simon has passionately imparted his knowledge to members of the Brigade over the years. Simon is a familiar face at both national and zonal drill courses where he often serves as Chief Instructor. In addition, Simon is also regularly a Footdrill Judge for various Zone First Aid Competitions. Another of Simon’s area of expertise is that of Colours Drill. Simon continues to volunteer his time to training the Colours Party for the annual Brigade General Inspection year after year. True to the organisation’s motto, In the Service of Humanity, Simon dedicates much of his free time providing first aid coverage at public duties. He continues to contribute in other capacities as well such as being both a BCLS and CPR+AED Instructor. For his exemplary service, Simon was awarded the Commendation Medal of St John in 2014.