Young Strategic Leaders Forum
The future of the Australia-Indonesia security relationship
LIEUTENANT GENERAL (RETIRED)
21 June 2012 at 5.45 for 6pm - 7.30
Lieutenant General (Retired) Agus Widjoyo graduated from the Indonesian National Military Academy in 1970. Among other postings he served as a staff officer in the International Commission for Control and Supervision in Vietnam in 1973 and with the Indonesian battalion with UNEF II in the Sinai in 1975.
He holds masters degrees (Military Art and Science) as a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College, Leavenworth, and the US National Defense University, and a Master of Public Administration from the George Washington University.
He has also held a range of staff and command appointments at home including command of an infantry brigade, chief of staff of a military area command, and command of the army command and staff college (SESKOAD).
His penultimate assignment was Chief of Staff for Territorial Affairs to the Chief of the Armed Forces followed by his final military assignment as leader of the TNI/Police faction in the national parliament (DPR) and Deputy Chairperson of the People’s Representative Assembly (MPR).
He was a leading participant in deliberations leading to the reform of the Indonesian armed forces in the post-Suharto period and the transition to democracy (1998-2004).
General Widjoyo retired in 2003 and has maintained close connections with political, defence and security institutes and has been commissioned to represent the Government on various assignments. He is a vice chairperson of the executive board of The Partnership for Governance Reform; a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Peace and Democracy at Udayana University; a Senior Fellow at CSIS, Jakarta; and was deputy of the Presidential Policy implementation Unit; and the Indonesian representative on the Indonesia-Timor Leste Commission of Truth and Friendship; and frequently addresses conferences and seminars in Indonesia and overseas on Indonesian and regional security issues and perspectives.