Tue, 30 Sep 2003

Supiadin to lead Udayana Military

JAKARTA: Army headquarters has appointed Brig. Gen. Supiadin Yusus A.S. the current Kalimantan-based Tanjung Pura Military Command chief of staff, to replace Maj. Gen. Agus Soeyitno as Udayana Military commander.

Spokesman for the Udayana Military Command Lt. Col. Budi Lelono told Antara on Monday that Army chief of staff Gen. Ryamizard Ryacudu would install Supiadin on Oct. 21 as the new military commander overseeing Bali and Nusa Tenggara.

Supiadin is a 1975 graduate of the Military Academy.

Agus will take over the top post at the Diponegoro Military Command overseeing Central Java to replace the late Maj. Gen. Amirul Isnaeni, who died of cancer in early August.

Amirul died at Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore on Aug. 8. The 1975 Army Academy graduate once led the Army's Special Forces (Kopassus).

Ryamizard told The Jakarta Post over the weekend he had signed the decree appointing Agus to the new post. -- JP