Former Deputy Chairman of the Presidential Unit for the Management of Reform Programs/UKP3R
As the apple never falls far from the tree, the son of the late Maj. Gen. Sutoyo, one of the six generals murdered on September 30, 1965, has followed in his father’s footsteps to become a distinguished military man.
Agus Widjojo graduated from the Indonesian Armed Forces Academy in 1970 and built a successful career in the military. He was the Commandant of the Defense Force Command and Staff College, before being assigned Chief of Staff for Territorial Affairs to the Commanding General of TNI. His last military service before entering his retirement in 2003 was as Deputy Speaker of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR), representing the Military and National Police Faction.
Former General Widjojo played a significant role in military reform. In fact, he once argued in 1998 that the military should get out of politics, saying, ''Those who see the need to make the military part of a more democratic system are those who have been exposed to the democratic system.''
He is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the National Resilience Institute, the Institute for Peace and Democracy at Udayana University, Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Jakarta, and Executive Director of the National Institute for Democratic Governance. He is currently the Vice Chairperson the Executive Board of the Partnership for Governance Reform.