New Mulawarman Military commander installed – The position of Mulawarman Military commander was officially handed over from Maj. Gen. Johny L Tobing to Maj. Gen. Sonhadji in a ceremony at the military command’s headquarters in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, on Wednesday.
Johny had served the position since July 12, 2016. He has been transferred to the Army headquarters in Jakarta in his new position as inspector general.
He recalled some memorable moments in remote and border areas during his tenure as commander, covering South Kalimantan, East Kalimantan and North Kalimantan provinces.
“I ate cassava with the soldiers stationed in border areas. We cleaned ourselves using rain water,” he said.
Under his leadership, the Indonesian Military (TNI) operated three new military posts in border areas. There are now 40 posts spread along the border line with Malaysia, which spans 400 kilometers.
Sonhadji, meanwhile, formerly served as the press assistant to the Army chief of staff.***
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Editing: T.Bintang


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