More Female Flying Squadron COs

Pilatus PC-7 Mk IIs from Kolej Tentera Udara taking off for a flypast in 2016. Malaysian Defence.

SHAH ALAM: Back in October, Malaysian Defence reported that RMAF had promoted the first female officer to lead a flying squadron. Now RMAF it appears has two more female flying squadrons CO.

The second female CO is Lt Colonel Siti Solehah Abdullah who was promoted to the rank on Jan 10. She was promoted as the CO of No 3 Skuadron on December 18. The squadron flies the AW139 helicopters leased from Weststar.

Mej Siti Solehah receiving her Lt Colonel rank from RMAF deputy chief Lt Jen DS Muhamad Norazlan Aris. RMAF

BUTTERWORTH, 18 Dis 23 – Perbarisan Majlis Serah Terima Tugas Pegawai Memerintah No 3 Skuadron telah disempurnakan di Hangar No 3 Skn, Pangkalan Udara Butterworth.

Upacara Majlis Serah Terima Tugas di antara Lt Kol Mohd Faizal bin Abdul Latiff TUDM dengan Mej Siti Solehah binti Abdullah TUDM telah disaksikan oleh Komander Pangkalan, Brig Jen Khairol Muzambi bin Salehin TUDM.

Seluruh warga Pangkalan Udara Butterworth dan No 3 Skuadron mengucapkan jutaan terima kasih kepada Lt Kol Mohd Faizal bin Abdul Latiff TUDM atas jasa bakti dan sumbangan beliau sepanjang memegang jawatan sebagai Pegawai Memerintah No. 3 Skuadron. Beliau akan mengikuti Kursus Sarjana Sains Sosial (Pengajian Pertahanan) di Maktab Pertahanan Angkatan Tentera (MPAT).

Tahniah juga kepada Mej Siti Solehah binti Abdullah TUDM yang memegang tampuk pemerintahan baru sebagai Pegawai Memerintah No 3 Skuadron. Semoga terus berjaya dan cemerlang di dalam melaksanakan tugas yang dipertanggungjawabkan.

Rose Adrianna signing the handover documents with her predecessor Lt Colonel Ryan Stevenson. RMAF.

The third female CO is Lt Colonel Rose Adrianna Ibrahim Sukri who was promoted as the CO of Institut Penerbangan 1 (Inspen 1) – Flight Institute 1 – on December 19. Rose Adrianna was promoted as Lt Colonel on January 3. She is the first female to lead Inspen 1 – RMAF basic flight training school.

The release:

ALOR SETAR, 19 Dis 23- Institut Penerbangan 1 (INSPEN 1), Kolej Tentera Udara, Alor Setar telah melakar sejarahnya yang baharu pada hari ini dengan penyerahan tampuk pemerintahan INSPEN 1 di antara Leftenan Kolonel Ryan Mackeith Stevenson TUDM kepada Pegawai Memerintah yang baharu, Mejar Rose Adrianna binti Ibrahim Sukri TUDM sekaligus mencipta sejarah TUDM sebagai pegawai wanita TUDM yang pertama menjawat jawatan sebagai Pegawai Memerintah INSPEN 1.
Majlis Serah Terima Tugas Pegawai Memerintah INSPEN 1 telah disaksikan dan disempurnakan oleh Brigedier Jeneral Ramli bin Mohd Abd Jabar TUDM, Komandan Kolej Tentera Udara Alor Setar. Turut hadir di majlis ini ialah pegawai – pegawai skuadron serta warga INSPEN 1.

— Malaysian Defence

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