Pride Elite Forces of Indonesia, Kopassus
forces are military units formed and trained to carry out missions of
unconventional warfare, anti-terrorism, reconnaissance, direct action,
and defense abroad.
forces typically consist of a small group of highly trained, armed with
special weapons, which work independently, and with the close
The selection process was very difficult to enter the elite troops, and training usually exceed two years.
Some missions also require training on his own.
to regular duty elite forces secretly and deals with confidential
information, the candidates are required to pass the elite troops of
However, we should be proud of our country has a very powerful elite.
Therefore, here we will strip away all of Kopassus.
All About Forces
Forces were shortened to Kopassus is part of the Army Defense Center
owned by the Army, Indonesia, which has a special ability such as moving
faster in every field, shoot accurately, reconnaissance, and
In the course of its history, had solidified its presence as Kopassus special forces are capable of handling heavy tasks.
of the operations conducted by Special Forces operations such as
crushing DI / TII, military operations PRRI / Permesta, Trikora
Operations, Operations Dwikora, crushing G30S/PKI, Act on New Guinea,
East Timor Operation Lotus, the operation to free hostages at the
airport Don Muang- Thailand (Woyla), GPK operations in Aceh, the operation to free hostages in Mapenduma, and various other military operations.
to the mission and task of confidential operations, the majority of the
activities of the task rather than unit KOPASSUS never be known
KOPASSUS operation ever undertaken and unknown to the public such as:
Infiltration into Vietnamese refugees on Galang island to assist in
gathering information for kordinasikan with the United States of America
(CIA), Malaysia and Australia border infiltration and patrol operations
remotely (long range recce) on Papua New Guinea border.
Kopassus soldiers can be easily recognized by the red beret bears, so the force is often referred to as the red beret troops.
Kopassus has a motto of Courage, Right, Succeed.
Structural differences with other infantry units
Different organizational structures Forces infantry unit in general.
the terms of the corps, members of the Special Forces primarily from
Infantry Corps, but according to its particular, the Kopassus creates
its own structure, which is different from other infantry units.
Kopassus deliberately not to be bound to the general infantry units, this unit looks at the so-called Group.
Group aims to make use of the terms of their existing units to avoid the standard infantry unit sizes in general (eg Brigade).
this unit, Kopassus be flexible in determining the number of personnel,
can be more than brigade size (about 5000 personnel), or less.
Broadly speaking, the Kopassus unit is divided into five groups, namely:
1. 1/Para Command Group - located in Serang, Banten
2. 2/Para Group Command - Kartasura located in Central Java
3. Special Forces Education Centre - located in Batujajar, West Java
4. Group 3/Sandhi Yudha - Cijantung located in East Jakarta
5. 81/Penanggulangan Terror Unit - Cijantung located in East Jakarta
Number of personnel
to a special forces Kopassus, then in carrying out combat operations,
the number of personnel involved relatively little, not as much as the
number of regular infantry personnel, in other words do not use a
conventional ranging from platoon to battalion.
Kopassus rarely (maybe never) operations involving the power of one battalion at a time.
The term in unity
Because unlike the unit in general, units under the battalion is not called the company, but the detachment, unit or team.
Kopassus rarely involves many personnel in an operation.
order not to be bound by the size of the company or platoon standard,
the Kopassus need to have a separate designation for the unit, to be
Rank of commander:
- Group Commander Colonel rank,
- Battalion Commander Lieutenant Colonel,
Detachment Commander, Teams, Units, or Special Task Force, was an
officer in the rank adjusted for load duty (from Lieutenant to Major).