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Doni Monardo
3rd Head of Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management
Assumed office
9 January 2019
Preceded byWillem Rampangilei
1st Chief of Coronavirus Disease Response Acceleration Task Force
Assumed office
13 March 2020
Preceded byposition established
14th Secretary General of National Resilience Council
In office
14 March 2018 – 27 May 2019
Preceded byNugroho Widyotomo
Succeeded byAchmad Djamaludin
41st Commander of Kodam III/Siliwangi
In office
27 October 2017 – 19 March 2018
Preceded byMuhammad Herindra
Succeeded byBesar Harto Karyawan
25th Commander of Kodam XVI/Pattimura
In office
25 July 2015 – 27 October 2017
Preceded byWiyarto
Succeeded bySuko Pranoto
27th Commander General of Kopassus
In office
5 September 2014 – 25 July 2015
Preceded byAgus Sutomo
Succeeded byMuhammad Herindra
20th Commander of Presidential Security Force of Indonesia
In office
15 June 2012 – 5 September 2014
Preceded byAgus Sutomo
Succeeded byAndika Perkasa
Personal details
Born (1963-05-10) 10 May 1963 (age 57)
Cimahi, West Java
Spouse(s)Santi Ariviani
RelationsMochammad Arief Wibisono (son-in-law)
ChildrenAzzianti Riani Monardo (1993)
Reizalka Dwika Monardo (1997)
Adelwin Azel Monardo (2003)
FatherNasrul Saad
Alma materIndonesian Military Academy (1985)
Military service
Allegiance  Indonesia
Branch/service Indonesian Army
Years of service1985–present
Rank Lieutenant General of Indonesian Armed Forces
UnitInfantry (Kopassus)

Doni Monardo (born 10 May 1963 in Cimahi) is Indonesian Army lieutenant general who currently serves as Head of Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB).[1] He also serves as Chief of the Coronavirus Disease Response Acceleration Task Force during the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia.[2] Monardo supported the government's decision to refrain from a country-wide lockdown, arguing doing so would overwhelm the government.[3]

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Early life

Monardo was born in Cimahi, though both his parents were from the Minangkabau ethnic group.[4] His father, Nasrul Saad, was a lieutenant colonel for Indonesia’s Army Military Police Corps. His mother, Roeslina, was a housewife. Monardo spent the majority of his childhood in Meulaboh and later on Lhokseumawe where his father was assigned. Nevertheless, he returned to Padang in 1975 to attend a public high school. After graduation, he continued his father’s footsteps by enrolling at Indonesian Military Academy and received his diploma in 1985. He continued his studies at Indonesian Army Command and General Staff College, which he graduated from in 1999. He went on to pursue further education in the Indonesian National Resilience Institute that he completed in 2012.[5][6]

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In 1985, Monardo started his career as a member of Kopassus immediately after graduating from the military academy. He spent 12 years as part of the special forces group and was involved in the Aceh and East Timor conflicts. In 1999, he was assigned as a Raider Battalion, serving in Bali.

By 2001, he was already part of the Presidential Security Force of Indonesia, leading a command serving Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. From 2004 to 2008, he served in the Army Strategic Command and was posted in South Sulawesi for his last two years in the formation. He continued his posting as part of the Presidential Security Force of Indonesia until 2010, and at that same year was promoted to brigadier general and became the vice-commander general of Kopassus. He continued serving for Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s administration until 2014 and was promoted as the commander of the Presidential Security Force of Indonesia during his service.

In 2015, during Joko Widodo’s administration, Monardo was named as the commander-general of Kopassus. He continued serving in military units until 2018. By later that year, he was named the secretary-general of the National Defense Council. In 2019, he was chosen to lead the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management.[5]

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Personal life

Monardo married Santi Ariviani in 1992. Ariviani was the daughter of Taufik Marta, an Army colonel who became the regent of Pasaman Regency, West Sumatra for two consecutive years. The couple has three children: Azzianti Riani Monardo, Reizalka Dwika Monardo, and Adelwin Azel Monardo.[5]

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  1. ^ "Dilantik Besok, Letjen Doni Monardo akan Jadi Kepala BNPB yang Baru"
  2. ^ dob. "Jokowi Tunjuk Doni Monardo Jadi Panglima Pemberantas Corona". news (in Indonesian). Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  3. ^ Post, The Jakarta. "'Lockdown would have overwhelmed govt', says COVID-19 task force head". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Perjanjian Silolek Dua Jenderal".
  5. ^ a b c Erianto, Dwi (30 May 2020). "Doni Monardo". Kompaspedia (in Indonesian). Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Mengenal Siapa Doni Monardo". Waktunya Merevolusi Pemberitaan (in Indonesian). Retrieved 27 January 2021.