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Important Administrative Matters

posted Jan 5, 2014, 3:11 PM by Bek Jun Hao - ZSO

Dear All Officers / TIC,

On behalf of the Zone Commissioner, Dy Zone Commissioner and Zone Superintendents, I wish you a Happy New Year 2014 and hope that the year ahead will be a good one for all of us in all aspects of our lives.

We would like to highlight the following housekeeping matters for your attention:

1. Submission of BFs 1 and CAA 

Bear in mind that this year, the submission of BF1 and CAA will be through the St John Portal for Secondary School Corps.

The CAA9 (Strength Report) has to be submitted ASAP.

Deadline for submission of BF1 and CAA through the St John Portal: Tuesday 14 January 2014, 2000hrs

Bear in mind the following forms are to be submitted

CAA Forms

2) Public Duty (BF/CAA2) (Enter the public duty details, check the Certification Box andSubmit)

3) Cadet Proficiency Badges (BF/CAA3) (As data are extracted from the CPB Database, if there is no error in the figures, just check the Certification Box and click the ‘SUBMIT’box)

4) Participation in Corps/Zone/NHQ Activities (BF/CAA4) (Enter the Corps & Zone/HQ activities details, check the Certification Box and Submit)

5) Corps Training Attendance (BF/CAA8) (Enter the training attendance details, check the Certification Box and Submit)

6) Corps Strength Report (BF/CAA9) (Cadets who are leaving the school at the end of 2012 should also be included in the Corps strength. As data are extracted from the system, ifthere is no error in the figures, just check the Certification Box and click the ‘SAVE’ box).*priority goes to this item as NHQ requires it to be submitted asap


SJAB Brigade Forms 

1) BF 1 Form (Complete the form including Appendix A, B & C, Check the Certification Box and Submit)

IMPORTANT: For BF1, please note that in order to be considered efficient, every Brigade Officer, Adult Member and Cadet has to clock minimum 30 Duty Hours and 12 Corps Meetings every year, in addition to pass the Annual Re-Examination (as reflected in BF11) and attended the Annual Inspection (as reflected in BF18).

Adult Corps will still submit the BF1 through hardcopy.

Deadline for submission of BF1: Tuesday 14 January 2014, 2000hrs

The following modes of submission are available:

a. For Adult Corps, To the Zone 9 Mailbox at NHQ OR Scanned softcopy to my email address

b. For Secondary School Corps, Via the St John Portal.

2. Application for Long Service Medals


All application for Long Service Medals (5 years, 10 years and above) are to  be submitted to me through email by Saturday 18 January 2014, 2000 hrs. Late applications will not be entertained.


For Corps Officers and members, applications are to be submitted through BF 4 through the Corps Superintendent / Liaison Officer / Secretary and accompanied by the member's first gained Basic First Aid / Adult First Aid certificate. Those who lack this document are to write to me separately.


For this year and subsequent years, eligible Zone Staff Officers will have received a note from me to that effect. If you consider yourself eligible but have not received any note from me, kindly inform me by 18 January 2014. Otherwise, we will not be responsible should you not be awarded your Long Service Award in 2014.

3. Promotion Exercise

Please note that applications for the Promotion Exercise 2014 are now open.

The following procedures are to be adhered to:

a. Officers' Promotion
BF 7 together with a short justification of not more than 200 words on why the officer should be promoted

b. Promotion to Senior Staff Sergeant
The Zone 9 promotion form enclosed Advance NCO Course Certificate and a short justification of not more than 200 words on why the NCO should be promoted

c. Promotion to Lance Corporal, Corporal, Sergeant and Staff Sergeant
Submit the name list to me for endorsement by the Zone Promotion Board

d. NCOs promotion to Officer
The Training Department will separately release details pertaining to the nominations for Officer Training Course 2014.

The closing date for promotion nominations is 31 January 2014

4. Housekeeping of name list

The New Year may bring with it changes to the make up of the Corps. Should there be any update of the email list needed (eg TIC change), do let me know.

Likewise if any of your would like to unsubscribe to this mailing list, do let me know by reply email.

Thank you