TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko Widodo or Jokowi officially appointed Air Force Chief of Staff Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto on Friday, December 8, as the new Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) Commander. Hadi Tjahjanto will replace Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo who will retire in March of 2018.
Hadi has served important roles before being inaugurated as the new TNI Commander under Presidential Decree No. 83/2017. One of them was the Military Secretary for President Jokowi for one year.
After that, Hadi became the Inspector General at the Defense Ministry. He was then named as the Air Force Chief of Staff by President Jokowi not long after.
Hadi Tjahanto is the second TNI Commander that comes from the Air Force. Before Hadi, Djoko Suyanto was the TNI Commander during Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s administration.
ISTMAN MUSAHARUN PRAMADIBA