“Woman of valor, who will find her (…) fortitude and dignity are her adornments”.
Book of Proverbs
The brave women of the “Niederauer Brigade”, wearing a uniform or not, contribute to the high operational level of the most powerful brigade south of the equator.
On this 8th of March, the 6th Armored Infantry Brigade (6th Bld Inf Bld) is proud to have two pioneers in its ranks, Colonel Patricia, the first woman promoted to the rank of Colonel in the 6th Bld Inf Bld, and this year has the first female officer from the Academia Militar das Agulhas Negras (AMAN).
Estela da Silva Tavares, an Aspirant in the Army Materiel Corps, joined the 4th Logistics Battalion. Born in Rio de Janeiro, she joined the EsPCEx in 2018, and was declared an Asp Officer on 26 Nov 22, making up the second class of Brazilian women to be trained for combat by the Army.
Her vocation for the military career was born from observing the school maneuvers of the Academia Militar das Agulhas Negras (Black Needles Military Academy) near her residence in the municipality of Itatiaia. She is the first woman to graduate from the AMAN assigned to serve in the “Niederauer Brigade”.
The arrival of the first woman from AMAN inaugurates the female presence of the war line in the 6th Bda Inf Bld filling the “Niederauer Brigade” family with pride.