Mr NG Chad-Son
Deputy Secretary (Technology) and Future Systems and Technology Architect
BG Ng Chad-Son joined the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in January 1994.
He is concurrently the Deputy Secretary (Technology) and Future Systems and Technology Architect of the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF).
As Deputy Secretary (Technology), he is responsible for the development of MINDEF/SAF technological development strategies, as well as the formulation of acquisition, procurement and logistics policies. He also drives the development of cyber defence capabilities for MINDEF/SAF. As the Future Systems and Technology Architect, he is the custodian of MINDEF’s R&D and experimentation portfolio. He leads the MINDEF R&D master planning and investments to develop strong and sustained indigenous capability to provide the SAF with the strategic edge.
Before this appointment, he was the Director of Military Intelligence and Chief C4I, overseeing intelligence, digitalisation, and cyber defence in the SAF. Other notable appointments in MINDEF include: Commander, Command & Control and Communications and Computers Operations Group; Deputy Director, Personnel Policy. Beyond MINDEF, BG Ng Chad-Son was also the Director of Research and Enterprise Division in the Ministry of Trade and Industry from 2010 to 2012, overseeing plans and policies relating to R&D, small and medium enterprise development, consumer and competition policies.
BG Ng Chad-Son received a Masters of Science in Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2010 and a Masters in Military Art and Science in Strategic Studies from US Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth in 2005. BG Ng graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Economics.
BG Ng Chad-Son is married to Lydia Loh and they have 2 sons. He enjoys reading and travelling in his leisure time.