TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Imparsial Director Al Araf suggests the National Armed Forces (TNI) form a special cyber defense division as a means to anticipate future threats and reduce the ample amount of ‘rankless‘ military generals with no official structural positions within the institution.
This step, said Araf, would be a proper way to improve TNI’s combat and war support rather than tasking the generals to occupy civilian positions in State Ministries. Al Araf’s cyber defense concept for the TNI focuses on outward looking rather than domestic threats.
“They indeed function for combat or war situations, who are allowed to improve their strength and capacity,” said Al Araf at Imparsial's office on Wednesday, February 6.
The TNI is currently faced with a situation that sees a large number of ‘unemployed’ generals forming, initially caused by the extended retirement age of high-ranking officers. There are at least hundreds of these field and high-ranking officers with no official structural position within the TNI institution.
The officers comprise of 150 generals and 500 colonels.
AHMAD FAIZ IBNU SANI