President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is scheduled to install Adm. Agus
Suhartono as the new chief of the Indonesian Military (TNI) at the State Palace
in Jakarta on
The presidential press bureau said Agus, who is currently the Navy chief of
staff, will replace Gen Djoko Santoso, who is now retirement age, in a ceremony
at 3 p.m.
The installation ceremony will be attended, among others, by TNI
high-ranking officials, including Army chief of staff Gen. George Toisutta and
Air Force chief of staff Marshal Imam Sufaat, Antara state news agency reported.
In a plenary session of the House of Representatives Monday, legislators
unanimously agreed with the President’s proposal to promote Agus to be
TNI’s new commander.