Tag: Doni Monardo

Last Piece of Jokowi’s Consolidation in the Military

The talk about who will be the next Army Chief of Staff (Kasad) to replace General Mulyono, who will enter mandatory retirement age in early January 2019, has been started. However, considering the Army is still the largest vertical institution in the country with political and security influence down to the village level, and President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo needs firm grip in the Army ahead of next year’s election, it’s natural to see the talk about the next Kasad is ongoing. The Kasad position, moreover, is widely believed as the last piece of the puzzle of the President’s consolidation of power in the military (TNI).

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The Next Pangdam Jaya

Another strategic position in the Army (TNI AD) that will soon be vacant is the commandership of the Greater Jakarta Regional Military Command (Pangdam Jaya). The current commander Maj. Gen. Jaswandi will enter his mandatory retirement age on March 12, 2018. Who will become the next Pangdam Jaya to replace Jaswandi?

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Talk of A New Pangkostrad

Charles Honoris, a politician from the ruling party PDIP, has suggested the Military (TNI) Commander Air Marshall Hadi Tjahjanto to soon appoint a new Commander of the Army’s Strategic Reserves Command (Pangkostrad). The sitting Pangkostrad Lt. Gen. Edy Rahmayadi has tendered his resignation in order to run in the North Sumatera gubernatorial election. Charles, who is member of the House of Representatives (DPR) Commission I, the commission supervising the TNI, even mentioned Maj. Gen. Doni Monardo as a potential candidat. Is Charles statement a hint from PDIP?

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