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Admiral Agus Suhartono

National Armed Forces Joint Chief of Staff

Admiral Agus Suhartono was born on 25 August 1955 in Blitar, East Java. He has served the Join Chief of Staff of the Indonesian National Armed Forces since 28 September 2010, after being proposed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as the sole candidate for the position. He replaced retiring General Djoko Santoso, and was himself succeeded by Vice Admiral Soeparno at his former post as Navy Chief of Staff, which he held from 9 November 2009.

Agus Suhartono completed his military education at the Naval Academy (AAL) in 1978, graduated from Command and Staff College of the Navy in 1994, Indonesian Defence Force Command and Staff in 1999, and the National Defence Institute in 2003.

Previously he has served as Inspector General of the Department of Defence.

He started his military career on various warships of the Eastern Fleet Command in 1979, and, throughout his career led five warships, namely KRI Kakap, KRI Sultan Taha Syaifuddin, KRI Hasan Basri, KRI Samadikun, and KRI Ki Hajar Dewantara. In 2002 he was assigned as the commander of the Easter Fleet Command's training unit.

As part of his confirmation at the House of Representatives, which unanimously approved his appointment, Agus Suhartono was questioned by Commission I in the course of the ‘fit and proper’ test. The head of Commission I, Mahfudz Siddiq, reported that the Commission found that Agus Suhartono was a "clean" and "corruption-free" figure and that he had never been involved in any human rights violations or breaches of military discipline.

Admiral Agus Suhartono’s aims include, first, the continuation of military reforms, such as the transfer of business interests. Second, the restructuring of the organization according to an earlier Presidential Decree, in terms of the allocation of the personnel expenditure budget. And third, maintaining the neutrality of the Armed Forces. Finally, he aims to continue the development of the Armed Forces capability in accordance with the minimum essential force approach.

 

General Pramono Edhie Wibowo

Army Chief of Staff

General Pramono Edhie Wibowo was born on 5 May 1955 in Magelang, Central Java. He was appointed to his current position on 30 June 2011, replacing General George Toisutta. Previously he served as the chief of the Army Strategic Reserve Command (Kostrad).

He graduated from the Academy of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Indonesia in 1980, started his military career as a Platoon Commander in the Special Forces (Kopassus), where he later held a number of command positions. He also served as an aide to President Megawati Sukarnoputri. He is the younger brother of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's wife.

 

Air Chief Marshall Imam Sufaat

Air Force Chief of Staff

Air Chief Marshall Imam Sufaat was born on 27 January 1955 in Wates, Yogyakarta. He was appointed to his current position on 7 November 2009, replacing Marshal Soebandrio. Previously he served as the Commander of the Air Force Operations Command I.

He graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1977 and started his military career as a fighter pilot in the third Air Squadron. He has also completed Advance Fighter Training with the US Air Force in 1983. In 1997/1998 he served as the Air Force Attache in London.

 

Vice Admiral Soeparno

Navy Chief of Staff

Vice Admiral Soeparno was born on 28 September 1955 in Surabaya, East Java. He has held his position since 28 September 2010, after succeeding Admiral Agus Suhartono who was appointed as the Join Chief of Staff of the National Armed Forces.

Soeparno graduated from the Naval Academy (AAL) in 1978, the Indonesian Defence Force Command and Staff in 1999, and the National Defence Institute in 2003. He has served with the military since 1987.

He has served as the Commander of the Western Regions and as an Operations Assistant to the Chief of Staff. Prior to his appointment as Chief of Staff, Soeparno served as the Vice Chief of Staff.

 

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