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Security & Discipline


National Service Offences

Where minor offences are concerned, informal punishment such as verbal reprimands or extra duties may be awarded to servicemen. Other minor punishment like extra training sessions may be implemented for those with poor performances during training session(s).


As for serious offences, offenders are tried by the courts or summary trials by appointed disciplinary officers where such punishment may be in the form of restriction of privileges, monetary fines or detention.


Absence Without Official Leave (AWOL)

The act of AWOL is considered a very serious offence and is likened to an act of betrayal to the country. If a NSF goes AWOL, the time spent during AWOL and detention will not be counted towards National Service.


Drug And Inhalant Abuse

These are serious breaches of discipline as both of them cause great damage to the physical and mental state of the body.


Surprise urine tests are conducted frequently in all units. Therefore, offenders will have no chance of escaping detection. These offences are dealt with strictly and those caught will be punished severely.


It is strongly advised for those who have been sniffing glue or taking drugs, to seek early help from their Instructors or Medical Officers before they are caught. They will NOT be punished for seeking help; moreover, they will be given proper medical treatment.


Drugs, Alcohol And Cigarettes

NSFs are forbidden to bring or consume any of the above items within the compound of SCDF. Anyone caught possessing any of these restricted / controlled items is considered having committed a serious breach of Regimental Discipline. In addition, SCDF has implemented a complete ban on smoking. Offenders shall face disciplinary actions.


Seeking Redress

A serviceman who believes that he has been victimised or unjustly treated, can lodge his complaint either with his Platoon Commander, Company Commander or supervisor.


The SCDF Provost Unit also monitors and investigates any breach of Regulations / Standing Orders. Where the complaints are proven to be valid, the SCDF will take necessary action against the offenders.

Last Updated: 24 April 2018