Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Dr. H.
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
GCB AC DUT (First Class)
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6th President of Indonesia
In office
20 October 2004 – 20 October 2014
Vice President
Preceded by Megawati Sukarnoputri
Succeeded by Joko Widodo
Chairman of the Democratic Party
Assumed office
30 March 2013
Preceded by Anas Urbaningrum
8th and 10th Coordinating Minister of Politics, Social, and Security of Indonesia
In office
9 August 2001 – 1 June 2004
Preceded by Agum Gumelar
Succeeded by Hari Sabarno
In office
27 August 2000 – 1 June 2001
President Abdurrahman Wahid
Preceded by Soejardi Soedirja
Succeeded by Agum Gumelar
Minister of Mining and Energy
In office
23 October 1999 – 26 August 2000
President Abdurrahman Wahid
Preceded by Kuntoro Mangkusubroto
Succeeded by Purnomo Yusgiantoro
Personal details
Born (1949-09-09) 9 September 1949 (age 68)
Pacitan, Indonesia
Political party Democratic Party
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Spouse(s) Kristiani Herawati (1976–present)
Children Infantry Major Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono
Edhie Baskoro Yudhoyono
  • Soekotjo
  • Siti Habibah
Alma mater
Awards Adhi Makayasa (1973)
Military service
Allegiance Indonesian National Armed Forces
Service/branch Lambang TNI AD.png Indonesian Army
Years of service 1973–2000
Rank Jenderal pdh ad.png TNI General

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono GCB AC DUT (First Class) ( Javanese: ꦯꦸꦱꦶꦭꦨꦩ꧀ꦧꦁꦪꦸꦝꦪꦤ; [1] Gêdrìk: Susilå Bambang Yudhåyånå; O-Javanese: Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono; born 9 September 1949) (pronounced [susiɭɔ b̥amb̥aŋ juɖ̥ɔjɔnɔ] ( About this sound  listen)) is an Indonesian politician and retired Army general officer who was the President of Indonesia from 2004 to 2014. He is currently the chairman of the Democratic Party of Indonesia and President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council of the Global Green Growth Institute.

Yudhoyono won the 2004 presidential election, defeating incumbent President Megawati Sukarnoputri. Widely known in Indonesia by his initials "SBY", he was sworn into office on 20 October 2004, together with Jusuf Kalla as Vice-President. He ran for re-election in 2009 with Boediono as his running mate, and won with an outright majority of the votes in the first round of balloting; he was sworn in for a second term on 21 October 2009.

Early life

Bambang Yudhoyono is of Javanese descent. He was born in Tremas, a village in Arjosari, Pacitan Regency, East Java, to a lower-middle-class family and is the son of Raden Soekotjo and Siti Habibah. [2]

His name is Javanese, with Sanskrit roots. [3] Susilo comes from the words su-, meaning good [3] and -sila, meaning behaviour, conduct or moral. [3] Bambang is a traditional male name in Javanese, meaning knight. Yudhoyono comes from the words yuddha -meaning battle, fight; and yana, meaning journey. [3] Thus his name roughly translates to well behaved knight.

Yudhoyono had wanted to join the army since he was a child. [4] In school, he developed a reputation as an academic achiever, excelling in writing poems, short stories, and play-acting[ citation needed]. Yudhoyono was also talented in music and sport, reflected when he and his friends established a volleyball club called Klub Rajawali and a band called Gaya Teruna. [5]

When he was in fifth grade, Yudhoyono visited the Indonesian Armed Forces Academy (AKABRI). After seeing the soldiers training there and perhaps inspired by his own father's career, Yudhoyono became determined to join Indonesian Armed Forces and become a soldier. Yudhoyono planned to enlist after graduating from high school in 1968; however, he missed the registration period. [4]

Yudhoyono then became a student of Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) in Surabaya before entering the Vocational Education Development Center in Malang, East Java. There, he was able to prepare everything for the next phase of his education at Akabri. Yudhoyono officially entered AKABRI in 1970 after passing the test in Bandung. [4]

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беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Сусіла Бамбанг Юдхаёна
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