Turkish Born Female Tracks the Building of Freedom

By Staff Sgt. Mark Wojciechowski, 133rd MPAD

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Romina Sidi tracks Iraqi Army and Iraqi Police construction projects
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Romina Sidi helped build a database used to track Iraqi Army and Iraqi Police construction projects.

Women’s contributions to the U.S. Armed Forces are no doubt among some of most significant events in history and female service members are once again proving their greatness in the Global War on Terror. One such contributor is Senior Airman Romina Sidi.

After high school, Turkish born, Romina Sidi joined the U.S. Air Force in response to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 and gained her U.S. citizenship.

Sidi is now attached to the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division and has been in Iraq since October 2005. Her Air Force job as an engineer incorporates surveying, design, drafting, contract management, and project quality control.

“They [101st] came up with the tasking for the updates of course, but I came up with the database,” said Sidi.

Tracking the equipment and construction projects for both the Iraqi Army and Iraqi Police is her job.

“I get equipment and construction project updates daily from resource management,” said Sidi.

Senior Airman Romina Sidi is a great contributor to rebuilding the infrastructure in Iraq and a great example of the significance women play in the success of the United States military.