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Brothers in Arms

For Leon, a career with the AETOS family has made him a better leader

Insp (APF) Tan Cher Siang, Leon served his full-time NS in SCDF before pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business at the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) in 2007. He then signed on with the SCDF as a Rota Commander, where he responded to incidents such as fires, accidents and even suicide attempts.

Some of his more memorable experiences include the 2011 Serangoon Central market fire and the 2011 Defu Lane warehouse fire.

“In 2013, I wanted a change in work environment,” said Leon. “Following my passion for the uniformed group, I came to know about AETOS through an online job portal and took a leap of faith… and it has paid off today.”

With more than 60 men under his charge, Leon is the Officer Commanding (OC) for one of the organisation’s business divisions – Cash & Valuables Management Services (CVMS), which include Cash-in-Transit Services, Self-Service Banking (SSB),     and Financial Institution Protection. His team is responsible for cash replenishment and the transport of cash and valuables for clients in both the private and public sectors.

“The same rules apply here in AETOS and I’m able to hone my leadership skills. Being in a senior position, you have to know your stuff, know when you can and cannot do certain things. If the officers are toiling out there and you just sit back and give instruction, no one will respect you as their leader.”

“I made the right choice when I joined AETOS to further my career. This is a workplace that rewards employees based on their performance and I think this is very important when choosing an organisation to pursue your interests.”

“They value my leadership skills and my knowledge about operational planning… they even entrusted me with the task of leading their new business unit. Today, the CVMS division has grown by leaps and bounds, and I’m proud to say that this is all thanks to my officers, for it was only made possible with their effort and dedication.”

They are not just my men, they are also my friends… all part of the AETOS Family.