CTF-151 Celebrates the Promotion of Indonesian Officer

Story Number: NNS130603-04Release Date: 4/15/2013 12:01:00 AM
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From Combined Maritime Forces

GULF OF ADEN (NNS) -- The Combined Maritime Forces' Combined Task Force 151 celebrated a milestone moment in the career of one of its battle staff members in April.

In honour of his advancement from Lieutenant, Rear Adm. Giam Hock Koon, Republic of Singapore Navy, presented a CTF-151 baseball cap to the Indonesian Navy's newest Lt. Cmdr. Nurulloh Zemy Prasetyo, in the officers' mess aboard RFA Fort Victoria.

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.

"Lt. Cmdr. Zemy is representative of the exceptional level of professionalism of this coalition and I am happy to celebrate his achievement," said Lt. Vincent Chan, Republic of Singapore Navy.

Thanking his shipmates, 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 Giam and his staff due to hand over to a team from the Pakistani navy in June.

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