Augustine Tan is the Vice President and Co-Founder of Drakens Technologies. Prior to this, he served as a UAV Pilot with the Republic of Singapore Air Force, holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Besides being an experienced UAV pilot qualified on numerous aircraft types, Augustine possesses strong organizational and leadership skills, and partook in organizational restructuring, strategic planning and policy formulation during his SAF career. He also possesses strong operational experience, enriched by his tour of duty in Afghanistan during which he worked closely with the Coalition Forces to counter insurgent activities. In his last appointment, he was the Commanding Officer (CO) of the most advanced fleet of UAVs in SAF, and played an instrumental role in its operationalization effort. In his three-year tenure as CO, the Squadron won the “Best UAV Squadron” award three years in a row. Augustine was also awarded the Chief of Defence Force Coin and the Chief of Air Force Cardinal Award for his sterling leadership and his commitment towards people development respectively. Augustine graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Arts (Merit), and a Graduate Diploma in Defence Technology and Systems with Temasek Defence Systems Institute. In 2011, Augustine was awarded the SAF Postgraduate Award to pursue a Masters of Science in International Relations in the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.
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