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Kodam IV/Diponegoro

Komando Daerah Militer IV/Diponegoro
Coat of Arms and patch worn by Kodam IV/Diponegoro personnel.
Active July 20, 1950 - Present
Country Indonesia
Branch Indonesian Army
Type Territorial Command (military district)
Part of Indonesian National Armed Forces Tentara National Indonesia (Indonesian)
Garrison/HQ Semarang, Central Java
Commanders
Current
commander
Maj.Gen. TNI Sunindyo[1]

Komando Daerah Militer IV/Diponegoro or KODAM IV/Diponegoro is a military area command (effectively a military district) of the Indonesian Army. It covers the provinces of Central Java and Yogyakarta on the island of Java. It is named for the Java War hero Prince Diponegoro. It appears to have been first established in 1959, and inherited the heritage of the former Diponegoro Division. Diponegoro Division personnel have been very significant in the history of the Indonesian Army. Among its early officers were Sarwo Edhie Wibowo, who served as battalion and regimental commander in the division from 1945-53. Former commanders of the division include Soeharto. Divisional personnel, including Lieutenant Colonel Untung Syamsuri, were involved in the 30 September Movement events of 1965. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was also member of this KODAM when he took command of KOREM 072/Pamungkas at Yogyakarta during his military tenure.

As of 1965, the Diponegoro Division had three infantry brigades, the 4th/Dewa Ratna, 5th/Lukitasari, and 6th/Tri Shakti Balajaya. The headquarters of the 4th is located in Tegal, Central Java, the 5th was in Semarang, Central Java, and 6th was in Solo, Central Java.[2] Among those three, the 4th is the currently active brigade, after the disbanding of the 5th and transfer of the 6th to KOSTRAD.

Contents

  • Territorial units 1
  • Notes 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Territorial units

Today Kodam IV includes the Military Resort Commands Korem 071/Wijayakusuma at Purwokerto, Korem 072/Pamungkas at Yogyakarta, Korem 073/Makutarama at Salatiga, and Korem 074/Warastratama at Solo, Central Java,[3] as well as the 4th Infantry Brigade at Tegal, Central Java. All Korems are commanded by an crmy colonel, however, as part of Army restructuring program, Korem 072/Pamungkas is presently commanded by a brigadier general, stating that it is the only Korem overseeing a whole province.

1. Korem 071/Wijayakusuma (WK) in Purwokerto

2. Korem 072/Pamungkas (PMK) in Yogyakarta

3. Korem 073/Makutarama (MKT) in Salatiga

4. Korem 074/Warastratama (WRS) in Solo

5. Resimen Induk Kodam IV/Diponegoro in Magelang

Notes

  1. ^ http://www.jurnas.com/news/90521/KSAD_Terima_Laporan_Asisten_Personalia_dan_Gubernur_Akmil/1/Nasional/Politik-Keamanan
  2. ^ Anderson and McVey, 2009 Equinox Publishing (Jakarta) edition, p.93
  3. ^ Tim Huxley, 'Indonesia's armed forces face up to new threats,' Jane's Intelligence Review, January 1997, p.39

References

  •   The 'Cornell Paper.' Initial analysis of 1965 'coup attempt,' later controversial

External links

  • http://www.kodam4.mil.id/PoradVI/menu.html - Command official website
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