Currently alive, at 70 years of age.
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1949 – Born on September 9th in Pacitan, East Java, Indonesia. Indonesian army officer and political leader, popularly known as SBY.
1973 – He graduated from the military academy and joined and the Indonesian Army.
– He took part in Operation Seroja, the invasion of East Timor, and had several tours of duty there since, including commanding the Dili-based battalion 744.
1980 – He lectured at the Army Staff Command College (Seskoad), and he has written several books.
1995-1996 – He has travelled widely on observer missions around the world, including Chief Military Observer in Bosnia.
1997 – He was appointed Chief of the Armed Forces Social and Political Affairs Staff (Kassospol Abri).
1998 – A military officer who was trained both in Indonesia and the United States, in the 1990s he came to support a reduction in the military’s influence in Indonesian politics and sought to facilitate President Suharto’s resignation.
2004 – He was elected as the President of Indonesia.
– He challenged Megawati for the presidency and won a landslide victory after a runoff election, becoming Indonesia’s first directly elected president.