High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! In 1967, he was tasked to begin recruiting eligible candidates for the new Singapore Armed Forces Regular Battalion, the precursor of the 1st Commando Battalion. He was promoted to the rank of Major in April 1969, and became the Commanding Officer of the 4th Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment a year later. He returned as Commanding Officer of the SAF Regular Battalion in January 1971, and continued to do so when the unit was renamed as 1st Commando Battalion till June 1978. During this time, he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was transferred from the 1st Commando Battalion to the 5th Singapore Infantry Brigade, but once again was re-associated with the Commandos when he became the Commandant of the new Commando Formation in 1981, a post he held till 1988 when he was Defence Attache in Australia prior to this retirement in 1992.