The Commitment to Defence (C2D) Ambassadors Programme aims to strengthen our National Education (NE) efforts through tapping on suitable members of the Singapore Armed Forces Veterans' League (SAFVL) and Operationally Ready National Servicemen as volunteers to engage and inspire the younger generation of Singaporeans, and strengthen community support for defence and security. This was one of the recommendations made by the Committee to Strengthen National Service (CSNS) which was set up in 2013 to examine how the NS system can be strengthened for the future, to better serve Singapore and Singaporeans.

These volunteers – known as Commitment to Defence Ambassadors – comprise primarily Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) veterans and NSmen who have served with distinction in their military careers, lived through significant historical events, and/or participated in key military operations.
The programme was established with the appointment of 49 C2D Ambassadors in 2014.  At these sharing sessions, the C2D Ambassadors share their personal stories and experiences, including first-hand insights into key episodes of Singapore's history and military operations, and hold lively discussions to inspire the students and servicemen to play their part in keeping Singapore strong.

As at March 2018, 72 C2D Ambassadors have engaged more than 56,000 students, servicemen and women from the SAF at 753 engagements, since the start of the C2D Ambassadors Programme in early 2015.