Speculation intensifies over next TNI chief as Hadi nears retirement – Politics
Marchio Irfan Gorbiano (The Jakarta Post)
Wed, Jun 30, 2021
While the commander of the Indonesian Army (TNI), Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, is expected to retire in November, speculation is rife about the next high-ranking officer to succeed Hadi, the former Chief of Staff of the Air Force who was installed at the head of the TNI in 2017..
The TNI law of 2004 stipulates that its chief can be alternated among the general officers who occupy or have occupied positions of chief of staff within the three military services: the army, the air force. and the navy.
But analysts predict it would be a two-horse race between Army Chief of Staff Gen. Andika Perkasa and Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Yudo Margono Hadi.
Military expert Anton Aliabbas from Paramadina University said Air Force Chief of Staff Air Chief Marshal Fadjar Prasetyo had an outside chance to be appointed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo due to a post-New Order tradition that r …
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