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New Army officers installed in East Timor

The Jakarta Post - August 6, 1997

Dili – Col. Suryo Prabowo, former secretary to the chief of general affairs of the Armed Forces, was installed yesterday as deputy chief of Wira Dharma Command.

Col. Suryo, who had served in East Timor as the command's chief of staff, replaced Col. Soekotjo HS, who was promoted to chief of Wira Bhakti Command, overseeing West Nusa Tenggara.

Wira Dharma Chief Col. Slamet Sidabutar also installed yesterday Lt. Col. Hardiono Saroso as chief of Aileu District Command.

The post was previously held by the command's current chief of staff, Lt. Col. Suwarno.

[Col. Bambang Pranoto was installed as deputy chief of East Timor Police on Saturday, Antara reported. Bambang, formerly a lecturer on criminal law and police operations management at the Police Academy in Semarang, replaced Col. Atok Rismanto. Atok was promoted to chief of East Timor Police.]