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Armed forces, police chiefs promoted to full general

Antara - June 10, 1997

Jakarta – Chiefs of the Armed Forces services and National Police promoted as full generals called on Armed Forces (ABRI) Commander Gen Feisal Tanjung here on Tuesday to report their new ranks. The newly promoted four-star generals are Navy Chief Admiral Arief Kushariadi, Air Force Chief Marshall Sutria Tubagus, and National Police Chief Gen Dibyo Widodo.

The post of Army Chief is still held by Gen Hartono who has been appointed as the new Information Minister, succeeding Harmoko.

Six other high-ranking officers also reported to Gen Tanjung their respective promotions, namely Commander of the Army's Strategic Command (Kostrad) Gen Wiranto, who is tipped to occupy the Army Chief post, Diponegoro Military Command Chief Lt Gen Subagyo, Presidential Security Force Commander Lt Gen Sugiono, Military Academy Vice Governor Maj Gen Mardiyanto, Operations Assistant to the Army Chief Maj Gen Sutarto, and former Manokwari (Irian Jaya) Military Resort Commandant Brig Gen Frans De Wanna.

The officers will occupy their new posts in the near future. Gen Wiranto will be installed as Army Chief, Lt Gen Sugiono as Kostrad Commander, Maj Gen Mariyanto as Diponegoro Military Command Chief, Maj Gen Sutarto as Chief of the Presidential Security Force, and Brig Gen Frans De Wanna as Head of Biak's Integrated Economic Development Centre in Irian Jaya.

Following their call, Army Chief Gen Hartono installed Lt Gen Subagyo as Army Deputy Chief, filling the post that had been left vacant since Lt Gen FX Sudjasmin retired last month.