Candidate Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces Andika Perkasa

Place of Representatives (DPR) Speaker Puan Maharani said that the parliament had gotten a Presidential letter proposing a solitary competitor, General Andika Perkasa, for the post of the Indonesian Military (TNI) officer. 

She focused on that the TNI Commander advancement plan is of vital significance for safeguarding Indonesia's power. 

The DPR will focus on the matter and relegate Commission I to test the value of the TNI Commander up-and-comer, who is at present the Army Chief of Staff, she said. 

The Presidential letter was passed on straight by the Minister of State Secretary Pratikno to the House Speaker. 

The letter affirmed the projections made by military eyewitnesses, like Ridlwan Habib, concerning who will supplant Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, who is set to resign this year. 

Prior, Habib had said that President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) had given three insights on his decision of things to come TNI Commander. 

One of them was General Perkasa accompanying the President to the plane before he withdrew for Rome, Italy, to go to the G20 meeting, he said. 

With the State Secretary Minister conveying Jokowi's letter to the House Speaker, Perkasa authoritatively turned into the TNI Commander possibility for supplanting Air Chief Marshal Tjahjanto. 

Perkasa's memoir 

Brought into the world on December 21, 1964 in Bandung, West Java, Perkasa has committed his life to the military. 

He moved on from the Military Academy in 1987 and began his profession as an inferior official, serving in the Kopassus' (Special Forces Command) Group 2 Para Commando and Unit-81/Terror Mitigation for a very long time. 

He has stood firm on a few situations, like the Personal Secretary to the TNI's Chief of General Staff. 

The child in-law of A.M. Hendropriyono, previous top of the State Intelligence Agency (BIN), was ultimately advanced as the top of the Army's Public Relations Department in November 2013. 

The position must be held by an official of the Brigadier General position. In this way, with the advancement, Perkasa turned into a one-star general. 

He was subsequently elevated to the position of Major General and delegated as the Commander of the Presidential Security Force. 

This advancement came two days after the initiation of Joko Widodo and Jusuf Kalla as Indonesian president and VP for the 2014-2019 period. 

On May 30, 2016, Perkasa, a former student of the Military College of Vermont, Norwich University, Vermont, US, turned into the Commander of Kodam XII/Tanjungpura, a Regional Military Command. 

In under two months, on January 15, 2018, Perkasa was reassigned to Jakarta as the Commander of the Army Doctrine, Education, and Training Development Command (Kodiklat). 

He held the post of Kodiklat Commander for only a half year prior to being delegated as the Commander of the Army Strategic Reserves Command, a renowned situation inside the military. 

His ascent didn't stop there. On November 22, 2018, Perkasa, who was considered the best alumni in the Army Command and Staff School in 2000, was named by President Jokowi as the Army Chief of Staff. 

He supplanted General Mulyono who was to resign in January 2019. 

The arrangement was settled on dependent on President Decision No. 97/TNI/2018 on Discharging and Promoting Army Chief of Staff. 

Presently, precisely three years after his arrangement as the Army Chief of Staff, Perkasa has formally turned into the solitary possibility for the post of TNI Commander. 


Perkasa has sacked a few accomplishments, both public and worldwide, during his time in the quickly creating military world. 

In November 2019, he stepped up to the plate and do a unit preparing trade program with the United States. 

In November 2020, Indonesia indeed sent the military unit to prepare at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) Fort Polk, Louisiana, United States. 

Moreover, the alumni from the National War College, National Defense University, loaned dynamic help to reinforcing the participation between the Apache Helicopter unit, Squadron 11/Serbu Penerbad with the US Army's 16 Combat Aviation Brigade. 

According to the global world, explicitly the United States government, Perkasa has shown exceptional commitment in fortifying relations between the militaries of Indonesia and the United States. 

This has affected security steadiness in the Indo-Pacific district just as heightened relations between the Indonesian and US armed forces, both at the institutional and individual level, onlookers said. 

This was the justification for why, on January 30, 2020, at Whipple Field, Arlington, US, United States Army Chief of Staff General James C. McConville gave the Legion of Merit, Degree of Commander decoration on Perkasa. 

The honor was endorsed by US Defense Minister Mark Esper. 

Besides, on the public stage, Perkasa has helped the public authority do an inoculation drive themed "Serbuan Vaksinasi" to assist with arriving at the public immunization focus by using individuals from the military. 

Perkasa has likewise shown boldness through his readiness to settle on intense choices, onlookers said. 

This was seen when he pronounced that he was ready to release 31 warriors as opposed to discolor the military's name after the attack on the Ciracas police headquarters in East Jakarta on August 29, 2020, they added. 

These accomplishments have made Perkasa a commendable authority possibility for the post of TNI Commander, onlookers said.


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