LPKN – Jakarta. Entering the period before the full of duty TNI Commander General Gatot Nurmantyo, appeared various voices and messages from various circles. The goal is only one, bringing the professionalism of the TNI to be better.
The next Commander of the Indonesian Armed Forces, who will replace General Gatot Nurmantyo, is expected to maintain TNI neutrality. Especially the commander who will replace Gatot Nurmantyo will lead the TNI in conjunction with the 2018 Regional Head Election and 2019 General Election.
“Of course, the new commander is able to guarantee the neutrality of the TNI in the 2018 election and 2019 election,” said member of House of Representative Commission I, Supiadin Aries Saputra, Tuesday (14/11/2017).
The upcoming TNI commander is expected to focus on achieving the minimum essential force (MEF) program of the TNI which until now has not been achieved. In addition, the welfare and professionalism of the soldiers must also be maintained and improved.
If according to unwritten rules Supiadin said that would replace General Gatot Nurmantyo should be from the Air Force.
“However, who is appointed will be the prerogative of the President,” he explained.
General Gatot Nurmantyo is known to be retiring in March 2018, for which Supiadin requested that Gatot immediately submit a letter of resignation to President Joko Widodo, to give time in preparing a replacement for the TNI Commander. (SA)