BONSERNEWS.com – The name Andika Perkasa was mentioned by Puan Maharani in front of journalists as one of the five candidates to accompany Ganjar Pranowo in the upcoming 2024 presidential election.
The name Andika Perkasa was coined by the chairman of the PDIP DPP Puan Maharani among five potential vice presidential candidates to accompany Ganjar Pranowo, such as Sandiaga Uno, Erick Thohir, Andika Perkasa, Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, and Muhaimin Iskandar.
Who is Andika Perkasa whose name was mentioned by Puan Maharani among the names of potential vice presidential candidates for Ganjar Pranowo?
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Let’s take a look at the profile of Andika Perkasa, who has been active in the Indonesian Army for a long time.
Andika Perkasa’s Career and Educational Background
Reported by the website www.celebsagewiki.com, General TNI (Purn). Muhammad Andika Perkasa, SE, MA, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. born in Bandung, December 21, 1964.
He is the 21st Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces for the 2021-2022 term.
Andika is also a former Army Chief of Staff (KASAD) who served from 2018 to 2021.
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Andika graduated from the Military Academy in 1987 and then joined Kopassus as a Platoon Commander.
In 2002, the man whose birth name is Francis Xavier Emanuel Andika Perkasa has become a Lieutenant Colonel and Battalion Commander in Kopassus.
In the same year, Andika was transferred to Kodam Jaya and in 2003 again to the Strategic Intelligence Agency.
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During his tenure at Kopassus, Andika Perkasa participated in military operations in East Timor (1992), Aceh (1994), and Papua.