Why ex-banking student is studying to become a military intelligence expert

18 Jan 2024

Ask military expert 4 apprentice (ME4A) Ethan Lim about his career five years ago, and he would never have predicted becoming a military intelligence expert. Back then, the banking and finance student at SP was eyeing a job where he would assess global markets and geopolitical developments for investment risks and opportunities. But his path ended up in the realm of public service after a final-year internship at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) during the 2020 “circuit breaker” period. Soon after, he attended Officer Cadet School (OCS) as part of his National Service. There, ME4A Lim found out about the newly established Digital and Intelligence Service (DIS). The fourth service of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), the DIS is responsible for defending Singapore’s peace and security in the digital domain. Today, ME4A Lim is building up multidisciplinary skills to further his intelligence expertise with a degree in philosophy, politics and economics from NUS College.

[The Straits Times]

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