Jakarta: President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo installed Marshal Fadjar Prasetyo as the new chief of staff of the Indonesian Air Force (KSAU), succeeding Marshal Yuyu Sutisna.
President Jokowi led the swearing-in ceremony at the State Palace here on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.
On the occasion, Jokowi also inducted Admiral Yudo Margono as chief of staff of the Indonesian Navy (KSAL).
Both were inaugurated in accordance with Presidential Decree No. 32 and 33 TNI 2020 on dismissal and appointment of KSAL and KSAU and Presidential Decree No. 34 and 35 TNI 2020 on promotion in the rank of TNI high-ranking officers.
Some 20 high-ranking officials attending the inauguration comprised Commander of the Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, Indonesian National Police Chief Gen. Idham Azis, former KSAL Admiral Siwi Sukma Adji, former KSAU Marshal Yuyu Sutisna, Army Chief of Staff (KSAD) General TNI Andika Perkasa, Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD, Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, and Minister of State Secretary Pratikno.
Marshal Prasetyo had earlier assumed the post of commander of the Joint Regional Defense Command II (Pangkogabwilhan II).
Fadjar graduated from the Air Force Academy (AAU) in 1988. He had held crucial positions, such as commander-in-chief of the Air Force Operations Command (Pangkoopsau) I for the 2018-2019 period. During that time, Fadjar was viewed as having successfully conducted various operational tasks, such as the Lintas Rajawali operations, Tangkal Rajawali, Kawal Rajawali, Rajawali Wings, Lintas Udhaya, and Jalak Sakti exercises.
Fadjar began his career as a pilot of the A-4 Skyhawk in Squadron 11 Lanud Sultan Hasanuddin from 1990 to 1995. From 1995, he was assigned to serve as a pilot officer in the Air 17 Squadron Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force and to fly a Fokker F-28 aircraft, Boeing B-707. He then became commander of the 17th Air Squadron and flew a Boeing 737-200.
During the 2016-2018 period, Fadjar was the 39th Danlanud Halim Perdana Kusumah and later became Pangkoopsau II. (antara)