OPINION: Was Patrick Tan’s official vocation in NS a Chief Clerk?:
Temasek Review Emeritus, 19 Aug 2011 It was revealed that Dr Patrick Tan was disrupted after six months in the Office Cadet Course (OCS) and held the rank of Third Sergeant in NS. Some netizens rightly pointed out the inconsistency – that Dr Patrick Tan should hold the rank of only a Corporal and NOT a Third Sergeant as he was not in the last third of his Tri-Service in OCS when he was disrupted. So where did Dr Patrick Tan obtain his Third Sergeant rank from?