President Jokowi To Install New Chief Of Staff Of Indonesian Navy

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JAKARTA, May 23 (Antara) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is scheduled to install new Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy at the State Palace, here, Wednesday.

Admiral Ade Supandi, the current Chief of Staff of the Navy, would enter retirement on June 1, 2018, according to a statement of the Secretariat Ministry.

The replacement of Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy is based on the Presidential Decree No 43/TNI/2018 dated May 22, 2018 on the Dismissal and Appointment of Chief of Staff of the Navy.

First Admiral Gig JM Sipulta, spokesman of the Indonesian Navy confirmed about the replacement of the Chief of Naval Staff at the State Palace, at 11 a.m. local time, Wednesday.

He refused to reveal the name of the new Chief to be installed by the President.

"Later we will know the name of the new Chief of Staff of the Navy directly from the State Palace," he said.

According to some reports, among potential candidates of the Chief of Naval Staff are Vice Admiral Achmad Taufiqoerrochman, who is currently Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff; Vice Admiral Didit Herdiawan Ashaf (Chief of the General Staff of the Indonesian Defense Forces), Vice Admiral Arie Soedewo (Head of the Maritime Security Agency), Lt Gen (Marine) RM Trusono (Commander of the Staff and Command School of the Indonesian Defense Forces), and Vice Admiral Siwi Sukma Adji (Commander General of the Academy of the Indonesian Defense Forces) .