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First Female Military Commander Serves in Biak, Papua

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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.

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