Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy

The Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy (Indonesian: Kepala Staf TNI Angkatan Laut / KASAL) is the highest position in the Indonesian Navy. The position is held by the four-star Admiral or Marine General, appointed by and reporting directly to the Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces. Chief of Staff is assisted by Vice Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy, position is held by three-star Admiral or Marine General.[1]

Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy
Kepala Staf TNI Angkatan Laut
Insignia of the Indonesian Navy
Insignia of the Indonesian Navy
Siwi Sukma Aji
Admiral Siwi Sukma Adji

since 23 May 2018
Indonesian Navy
Reports toCommander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces
First holderAdmiral III Mas Pardi (id)
DeputyVice Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy

List of Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy

No Name From To
1 Admiral III Mas Pardi (id) November 1945 February 1946
2 Admiral III Mohammad Nazir (id) February 1946 April 1948
3 Vice Admiral R. Soebijakto (id) April 1948 July 1959
4 Vice Admiral R.E. Martadinata July 1959 25 February 1966
5 Admiral Moeljadi (id) 25 February 1966[2] 16 December 1969
6 Admiral Soedomo (id) 16 December 1969[3] 26 Juni 1973
7 Admiral R. Soebono (id) 26 June 1973 26 June 1974
8 Admiral R.S. Subijakto (id) 26 June 1974[4] 1977
9 Admiral Waloejo Soegito (id) 1977 4 December 1982
10 Admiral Mochamad Romly (id) 4 December 1982 11 April 1986
11 Admiral Rudolf Kasenda (id) 11 April 1986[5] 1989
12 Admiral Muhamad Arifin (id) 1989 1993
13 Admiral Tanto Kuswanto (id) 1993 15 March 1996
14 Admiral Arief Koeshariadi (id) 15 March 1996 26 June 1998
15 Admiral Widodo Adi Sutjipto 26 June 1998 17 July 1999
16 Admiral Achmad Sutjipto (id) 17 July 1999 9 October 2000
17 Admiral Indroko Sastrowiryono (id) 9 October 2000 25 April 2002
18 Admiral Bernard Kent Sondakh (id) 25 April 2002 18 February 2005
19 Admiral Slamet Soebijanto (id) 18 February 2005 7 November 2007
20 Admiral Sumardjono (id) 7 November 2007 1 July 2008
21 Admiral Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno 1 July 2008 7 November 2009
22 Admiral Agus Suhartono 7 November 2009 28 September 2010
23 Admiral Soeparno (id) 28 September 2010 17 December 2012
24 Admiral Marsetio (id) 17 December 2012[6] 31 December 2014
25 Admiral Ade Supandi 31 December 2014[7] 23 May 2018
26 Admiral Siwi Sukma Adji 23 May 2018[8] present

See also


  1. ^ Undang-Undang No.34 Tahun 2004, Tentang Tentara Nasional Indonesia
  2. ^ "Amanat PJM Presiden Sukarno pada Upatjara Timbang-terima Djabatan Menteri/Panglima Angkatan Laut dari Laksamana Madia Laut E. Martadinata kepada Laksamana Muda Laut Muljadi di Halaman Istana Negara/Merdeka, Djakarta, 25 Pebruari 1966". Monash University Library Asian Studies Research Collection Online. Monash University Library. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  3. ^ G., Dwipayana; Nazarudin Sjamsuddin (2003). Jejak Langkah Pak Harto 28 Maret 1968-23 Maret 1973. Jakarta: PT. Citra Kharisma Bunda. p. 179.
  4. ^ "1974-06-26 Amanat Presiden Soeharto Pada Upacara Pelantikan KASAL Dan KAPOLRI". Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Rudolf Kasenda: Pak Harto Pemimpin yang Tenang dengan Komando yang Jelas". Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  6. ^ Mega Putra Ratya (17 December 2012). "Laksamana Marsetyo & Marsekal Ida Bagus Dilantik Jadi KSAL & KSAU". Detikcom. Retrieved 9 December 2013.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  7. ^ Rivki (31 December 2014). "Jokowi Lantik Laksamana Madya Ade Supandi Menjadi KSAL". Retrieved 2 January 2015.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Panglima TNI Hadiri Pelantikan Kasal" (in Indonesian). 23 May 2018. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
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The Battle near Vlakke Hoek (Etna Bay) of the Arafura Sea stopped an attempt by the Indonesian Navy to drop off 150 soldiers in Kaimana in Dutch New Guinea for sabotage and to incite the local population against the Dutch government. Sudarso was in charge of the operation at sea, while colonel Murshid commanded the infiltrants. Three torpedo boats left the Aru Islands in the middle of the night but were intercepted by a Dutch reconnaissance plane, as the Dutch had anticipated the action for weeks. The torpedo boats responded to the flares sent off by the plane by shooting at it. The Dutch frigate HMS Evertsen then joined the scene and sunk the KRI Macan Tutul, commanded by Sudarso. The other two ships, KRI Macan Kumbang and KRI Harimau, fled, but one hit a reef and the other was disabled by shooting. The Evertsen was able to save most occupants of the Macan Tutul, but at least three sailors died, among whom was commodore Sudarso.The action itself was an abject failure and General Nasution even refused to relay the bad news to Sukarno, forcing colonel Murshid to do this in person. However, the small battle was partially responsible for the subsequent involvement of the Soviet Union and United States in the case of Dutch New Guinea, and it is honored in Indonesia by "Sea Sacrifice Day," an annual nationwide day of remembrance. Twelve years after his death, Yos Sudarso was officially added to the register of Indonesian heroes of the Revolution. Indonesia issued a special postage stamp to commemorate his service to his country, while the KRI Harimau was made into a monument in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah.

Indonesia's Yos Sudarso Island and Yos Sudarso Bay are named in his honor. There is also an ex-Dutch warship named KRI Yos Sudarso (ship number 353) in honor of him. It is still active in the fleet today.

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