List of High-ranking TNI and Police Officers Who Have Been Acting Regional Heads

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The government has a discourse on high-ranking TNI and Polri officers to become acting regional head next year. The reason for filling the position is because there are a number of regional heads whose leadership terms will expire in 2022 and 2023.

The next regional head election will only be held in the 2024 election. This plan is not new. On Pilkada Previously, the government appointed a number of TNI and Polri officers to be acting governors. Here’s the list:

1. Commissioner General Mochamad Iriawan

In 2018, Iriawan, who served as Assistant Operations (Asops) of the National Police with the rank of commissioner general, was inaugurated as the acting Governor of West Java. The inauguration at the Merdeka Building in Bandung was carried out by the Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo on behalf of President Joko Widodo. Iriawan served from 18 June to 5 September 2018. Currently, the former Metro Jaya Police Chief has retired in 2020.

2. Inspector General Carlo Brix Tewu

While serving as an expert on ideology and constitution at the Coordinating Ministry for Politics, Law and Security, Carlo was assigned as the acting Governor of West Sulawesi. The former North Sulawesi Police Chief served as the acting Governor of West Sulawesi from 30 December 2016 to 12 May 2017.

3. Major General Soedarmo

Soedarmo officially served as the acting Governor of Aceh on October 27, 2016. He replaced the definitive governor of Aceh at the time, Zaini Abdullah, who took part in the 2017 Pilkada.

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Sudirman is a high-ranking officer TNI The Army with the last position as an expert staff in the field of ideology and politics at the State Intelligence Agency (BIN). In 2016, the 1983 Akabri graduate ended his career at BIN and the TNI, and was trusted to fill the position of Director General of Politics and General Administration at the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Apart from plt. The Governor of Aceh, Soedarmo was also assigned to be the acting governor of Papua and was inaugurated on April 10, 2018.

4. Major General Tanribali Lamo

TNI Major General Achmad Tanribali Lamo was appointed as the acting Governor of South Sulawesi (South Sulawesi). At that time, he was still the Personnel Assistant to the Army Chief of Staff.

Because he still holds a structural position within the TNI, the TNI Commander has assigned Tanribali as an Expert Staff to the Minister of Home Affairs. The position is equivalent to echelon I. The Commander’s decision was made a day before Tanribali was sworn in by the Minister of Home Affairs as Acting Governor of South Sulawesi, January 19, 2008.

“So the person in question is no longer active in the TNI even though he has not retired,” said Head of the TNI Information Center, Marshal Sagom Tamboen, to the press at the time.

After becoming the acting governor, Tanribali was then appointed Director General of National Unity and Politics at the Ministry of Home Affairs in 2009-2015.


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