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Mervyn Tan

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Preceded by  Hoo Cher Mou
Allegiance  Singapore
Rank  Major general
Spouse(s)  Gina Yip
Years of service  1990–present
Mervyn Tan Change in Chief of Air Force
Commands  Commanding Officer of 121 Squadron Head of Air Plans Department (2008–2010) Commander of Air Defence and Operations Command (2012–2014) Director of Military Intelligence (2014–2016) Chief of Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (2014–2016) Chief of Air Force (2016–present)
Service/branch  Republic of Singapore Air Force

Mervyn Tan Wei Ming is a Singaporean air force general and the current Chief of the Republic of Singapore Air Force. He holds the rank of Major-General.


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Tan received the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Overseas Training Award (Graduating) in 1992 and graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Engineering (with first class honours) in aeronautical engineering in 1996. He attended the United States Air Command and Staff College from 2004 to 2005 and obtained a Master in Operational Art and Science of War. He also achieved the best overall academic and research award for an international officer at the United States Air Command and Staff College. In 2010, Tan received the SAF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship (General Development) in 2010 and obtained a Master of Business Administration from the MIT Sloan School of Management in the same year.

Military career

Tan enlisted in the Singapore Armed Forces in 1990 and graduated as an Air Force (RSAF) officer from the Officer Cadet School in 1991. As an operational pilot, Tan has participated in overseas exercises in Australia, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. Throughout his military career, he held various appointments, including Commanding Officer of 121 Squadron, Head of the Air Plans Department from 2008 to 2010, and Commander of Air Defence and Operations Command (ADOC) from 2012 to 2014. He served as Director of Military Intelligence (DMI) and Chief of Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) from February 2014 to February 2016.

Tan succeeded Hoo Cher Mou as the Chief of Air Force on 28 March 2016.

Tan was promoted to the rank of Major General on 1st July 2016.


Tan received the Public Administration Medal (Silver) (Military) in 2010.

Personal life

Tan is married to Gina Yip and has two children.

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