Govt to Revise TNI Retirement Age Limit
The Indonesian Government through Minister of Law and Human Rights and Commander of the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) will conduct restructuring of the TNI.
The restructuring is carried out in order to give room for approximately 60 new positions for high-ranking officers to be filled from those who now have the rank of colonel.
(The new positions) are on one-star rank, two-star rank, and three-star rank, President Joko Jokowi Widodo told reporters after opening the 2019 TNI-Polri (Indonesian National Police) Leadership Meeting at the State Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday (29/1).
The revision of the retirement age limit for the TNI members will also be carried out by the Government, especially for privates and non-commissioned officers, currently 53 to 58 years. However, the Government has to revise the Law fist so that the retirement age limit revision can be implemented.
The revision of the retirement age limit will be made because according to the President, the 53-year-old is still fit and productive. Furthermore, the Government also wants to level the retirement age limit of the TNI with the Indonesian National Police (Polri), which is 58 years.
On that occasion, President Jokowi also said that the TNI and Polri must respond quickly to the 4.0 Industrial Revolution.
Maybe by intensifying research for our defense equipment, he said, citing example from other countries that have used virtual reality, Artificial Intelligence, and 3D printing in their military development. (FID/JAY/ES)
Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Edited by: Muhammad Ersan Pamungkas