Marciano Norman

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Marciano Norman
Marciano Norman speaking with US Soldier (crop).jpg
Norman during Operation Garuda Shield
Born (1954-10-28) 28 October 1954 (age 59)
Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, Indonesia
Allegiance  Indonesia
Service/branch Indonesian Army
Years of service 1978-2012
Rank Lieutenant General

Lieutenant General (Ret) Marciano Norman (born Banjarmasin, 28 October 1954) is the current head of the Indonesian State Intelligence Agency.

Biography[edit]

Norman was born in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan on 28 October 1954 to Norman Sasono and his wife.[1][2] He graduated from the Indonesian Military Academy in 1978[3][2] and began his military career by commanding the Yonkav 7 Platoon, in the Kodam Jaya military area. He then went on to hold numerous positions within Kodam Jaya, including with the 7 Cavalry,[4][1] in which he had a mid-ranking position during the May 1998 riots of Indonesia.[5]

From 2008 to 2009 Norman commanded the Indonesian Presidential Guard.[5] In 2010 he was reported to have a net worth of Rp. 9.021 billion (US$ 1 million). In 2010 he also took a position as the leader of Kodam Jaya.[4] In April 2011, he became the commander of the Army Training and Education Center,[6] a position which he held until October 2011.

In June 2011 it was announced that Norman was a candidate to become the leader of the Indoensian military,[7] although he was not selected. On 17 October 2011 President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono chose Norman to replace Sutanto as the leader of the Indonesian State Intelligence Agency.[3] Nani Afrida, writing for The Jakarta Post, suggested that his nomination was meant to consolidate the military's support for Yudhoyono.[2] Norman has been described as "Yudhoyono's confidant".[5] He has promised to focus on terrorism, separatism, and economic issues, as well as improve the intelligence agency's performance and reliability.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Norman is married to Triwatty. Together they have five children. He enjoys swimming, horseback riding, and watching movies with his family.[9] Beginning in 2011, he is serving a 5-year term as the leader of the Indonesian Taekwondo Association.[10]

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