Young Officer Candidates Should Get Ready for Future Challenges: President Jokowi
Date 8 Juli 2020
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Wednesday (8/7) asked young officer candidates of the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) and the Indonesian National Police (Polri) to be eager to learn, be more adaptive, and be innovative.
“You are the future leaders who will face tougher global competition. I am sure that you are very ready to face the challenges,” the President said when delivering his messages for the officer candidates through social media account of the Presidential Secretariat, Wednesday (8/7).
The President also extended his congratulations to the officer candidates for their achievement, and for their graduation in the near future.
The President said that being an officer is the beginning of achievements as well as service to the people, the Nation and the State by overcoming many challenges.
“Today’s challenges are far more dynamic, tougher and more complex than before. The world is changing rapidly and technological disruption has affected all sectors of life. Automation, artificial intelligence and big data are accelerating, and COVID-19 pandemic speeds up the acceleration,” the President said.
According to the President, military technology is also developing rapidly by combining weapons with artificial intelligence.
“Automation technology and sensor technology that lead to remote sensing are increasingly sophisticated. Quantum computing has also led to an autonomous weapons system and cyber defense,” the President stated.
Police officers, the President added, will also face very tough challenges. The President also said that better mitigation is needed to overcome high-tech crimes and cross-border cyber crimes.
The future officers, according to the President, must maintain a strong mentality, keep a positive attitude, and develop a good work ethic.
“You must be smarter and more agile in the face of change, be more adaptive, and be innovative. We must be better and faster than other countries,” the President said. (FID/EN)
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Reviewed by: Mia Medyana