The Combined Maritime Forces’ Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151) celebrated a milestone moment in the career of one of its battle staff members recently.
In honour of his advancement from Lieutenant, Rear Admiral Giam Hock Koon, Republic of Singapore Navy, presented a CTF 151 baseball cap to the Indonesian Navy’s newest Lieutenant Commander, Nurulloh Zemy Prasetyo, in the officers’ mess aboard RFA Fort Victoria.
Lt Cdr Zemy is one member of a seven-nation coalition staff which includes Singapore, Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, the Republic of Korea, Indonesia and the United States.
Singapore’s Lieutenant Vincent Chan said: “Lt Cdr Zemy is representative of the exceptional level of professionalism of this coalition and I am happy to celebrate his achievement.”
Thanking his shipmates, Lt Cdr Zemy said “I’m honoured to represent Indonesia in such a critical mission.”
He is the first person in his immediate family to serve in the Indonesian Navy, and is particularly proud of Indonesia’s commitment to CTF 151, helping to disrupt piracy and armed robbery at sea .
Command of CTF 151 rotates through the nations which make up the Combined Maritime Forces every three months, with Rear Admiral Giam and his staff due to hand over to a team from the Pakistani Navy in June.