The following is a Facebook post by Segaran Thangavelow:
Today I saw a retired Master Warrant Officer (MWO.. For those who are not familiar with the ranking, he’s just 2 ranks below the highest rank of Chief Warrant Officer or CWO in the WOSpec Corp) driving a taxi… Not that driving a taxi is any degrading job. It’s also a noble and decent way of putting bread on the table…
What amuses me is that this MWO who was and still is a very dedicated and highly decorated soldier from an elite unit, couldn’t be utilised for his immense treasure of knowledge and experience by his former employer.
Why can’t he be deployed in areas that are suitable, keeping in mind of his age and physical ability to tap into his resources? Or posting to other ministries where he can contribute to benefit the younger generation?
Why a true blue soldier like him and many others who enlisted themselves in the forces as a teenager and spend their entire life upholding the core values of the forces being left alone without a second career planning?
It is indeed a heart wrenching sight to see old but functional soldiers who trained hard and sacrificed their entire youth, only to take up 2nd career jobs that they were never trained or equipped to do.
So the next time you see a taxi uncle, Please do not underestimate him. U never know what he was before… For he had trained to kill just to keep you and your family safe.
Salute to All esteemed Enciks for your sacrifice and contribution to keep our shores clean. 1 fact remain is most of you will report at a moments notice as you are Once a Soldier, Always a Soldier… FH&G!