Military Capabilities

Indonesia appoints new navy chief amid fleet re-organisation

23 May 2018

Key Points

  • The Indonesian Navy is now being led by a new chief
  • Appointment comes amid the most significant fleet re-organisation exercise in decades

The Indonesian Navy (Tentera Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) is now being led by a new chief of naval staff, who has been appointed amid a major fleet re-organisation.

The new chief, Admiral Siwi Sukma Adji, was formally sworn in by President Joko Widodo at the presidential palace in Jakarta on 23 May. He replaces Admiral Ade Supandi, who was at the service’s helm since January 2015.

Prior to his appointment as navy chief, Adm Siwi was head of the Indonesian Armed Forces Academy.

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