Colonel (Dr) Chow Weien was enlisted into the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in 1997. He has a Masters of Medicine (Internal Medicine) and is a SAF Cardiologist.
He served several key appointments in the SAF, which included Head Medical Doctrine & Training Branch, Head Naval Medical Operations Centre and Acting Commander Military Medicine Institute (MMI). As Commander MMI, he oversaw the operation of the SAF Medical Centres and pandemic preparedness plans.
COL(Dr) Chow is currently the Chief Naval Medical Officer (CNMO) and concurrent Commander Force Medical Protection Command (FMPC). As Commander FMPC, he oversees the operation of the SAF Biodefence Centre (BDFC). BDFC is in charge of developing and implementing the biodefence framework as well as providing comprehensive surveillance and response to infectious diseases in the SAF. Under his command also includes the Medical Response Force (MRF), which provides the medical response to CBRE threats.