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First Female Military Commander Serves in Biak, Papua


Major Patriasia Siante of the Indonesian National Armed Force of the Army Financial Corps is the first Papuan woman to be trusted as Military Commander in Biak Kota, Biak Numfor, West Papua. Siante replaced the previous commander held by Major Infantry Amir Syarifuddin. The handover took place at 1708 Military District Command Headquarters/Biak Numfor on October 10, 2018.

Commander of Military District 1708/Biak Numfor, Lt. Col. Infantry DC Soumokil said that this raise was proof of the success of a soldier’s duty. Promotion of positions received by Major Siante is part of her military career achievement.

Lieutenant Colonel Soumoukil also said goodbye and thanks to the previous commander, Major Syarifuddin. “His experience as Biak Kota Military Rayon Commander will be a performance record to pursue a higher career,” he said.

Major Siante, in his position as Commander of the Biak Kota Military Rayon, will lead the soldiers in carrying out territorial coaching tasks to the community in two regions, namely the Biak City and Samofa Districts.

“I am grateful for the leader’s trust in me to serve the position of commander of the Biak Kota Military Rayon,” Siante said after the handover ceremony was completed.

Muhsidin. (October 10, 2018). Perempuan Papua Jabat Danramil Biak Kota. Retrieved from Antara Papua: https://papua.antaranews .com/berita/471885/perempuan-papua-jabat-danramil-biak-kota, 2018.

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