Yong is an active individual with a strong preference for endurance sports and activities like mountaineering, marathons and parachuting. He is also a certified Taekwondo black belt and instructor with the Singapore Taekwondo Federation.

Having served in the Commando Battalion with the Singapore Armed Forces, Yong has trained together with some of the most elite units from around the world. This provided him with a good understanding of the operational needs of military and security services.

Yong has also participated and led various community efforts. He graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Merit). He is also a Protect-USA/Israel Krav Maga Instructor under Mr Itay Gil. With such diverse background and experience, Yong is undoubtedly capable of both instructional and administrative roles.

Qualifications and Certifications

  • National Police Cadet Corps Staff Sergeant (1999-2002)
  • Greenridge Secondary School Student Council Member (1999 to 2002)
  • Singapore Taekwondo Federation 2nd Degree Black Belt
  • Taekwondo NCAP Technical Coach Level 2 (Full Cert.)
  • Pioneer Junior College Taekwondo Club Executive Member (2003 to 2005)
  • Most Valuable Player – Taekwondo Club at Pioneer Junior College (2003 to 2005)
  • Singapore Armed Forces Basic Close Combat & Advance Close Combat Certified (2007)
  • Singapore Armed Forces: Vocation: Commando (2006 to 2016)
  • Singapore Armed Forces: Basic Airborne Course (2006)
  • Singapore Armed Forces – Royal Thai Army Thailand Airborne Course (2007)
  • Singapore Armed Forces – Royal Thai Army Long Range Reconnaissance Course (2007)
  • Bilateral Training with Thai Rangers, Commandos
  • Guard-of-Honour Contingent, National Day Parade 2007
  • Best Combat Unit, 2007
  • Executive committee for Youth Volunteer Involvement Programme 2007 and 2008
  • Share-On Welfare Organisation (VWO) – Secretary (2001-2005)
  • Kayaking 1 Star (2011)
  • Singapore Marathon finisher 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Bachelor of Business Accountancy Graduate 2011
  • CPA Australia Associate Member since 2011
  • Diploma, Krav Maga Instructor, Protect-USA/Israel
  • Singaporean Representative, Protect-USA/Israel