SUARA SOPPENG - Minister of Defense, Prabowo Subianto, mentioned that the Indonesian Defense University (Unhan) has the opportunity to produce thinkers, experts, and leaders. He made this statement while leading the Oath Taking Ceremony, Inauguration, and Handover of the new Rector of the Indonesian Defense University, Major General TNI Jonni Mahroza, at the Red and White Hall of the Indonesian Defense University in Sentul, Bogor, on Friday (August 4/ 2023).
"When I served as the Minister of Defense, I immediately recognized the importance of Unhan RI and its institutions under my authority. I evaluated its strategic significance," said Prabowo.
Due to this, Prabowo urged the Unhan RI community to continuously strive for excellence.
"The nation awaits your achievements. Brilliant young minds who can contribute to prosperity. Let us demonstrate our loyalty to the country, the nation, and its leaders. Loyalty is of great importance. We must unite and support each other for a better life," stated Prabowo.
Minister Prabowo inaugurated the new Rector of Unhan RI, Major General TNI Jonni Mahroza, who previously served as the Vice Rector for Academic and Planning Affairs at Unhan. With this appointment, Major General TNI Jonni Mahroza officially succeeded the previous Rector of Unhan RI, Vice Admiral TNI (Ret.) Amarulla Octavian.
"I officially appoint Major General TNI Jonni Mahroza as the Rector of the Indonesian Defense University. I trust that you will fulfill your duties to the best of your abilities and in accordance with the responsibilities entrusted to you," said Prabowo.
Minister of Defense also expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the outgoing Rector of Unhan RI, Rear Admiral TNI (Ret.) Amarulla Octavian, for his three years and three months of service.
Moreover, Prabowo conveyed his appreciation to all the staff and lecturers of Unhan who have worked hard to bring the university to its current position.