Cordon Squad: the Honor Guard Welcoming World Leaders at 43rd ASEAN Summit

Cordon Squad: the Honor Guard Welcoming World Leaders at 43rd ASEAN Summit

The leaders of ASEAN partner countries have arrived in Indonesia to attend the 43rd ASEAN Summit at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Jakarta on 5—7 September 2023. The state guests received military honors from the Honor Guard or Cordon Guard of the Indonesian Presidential Security Detail (Paspampres).

Cordon Squad are the best TNI Army military soldiers who serve as state protocol officers. This squad is the one who welcomed the heads of state attending the 43rd ASEAN Summit in Jakarta. 

" The Cordon Squad is tasked to welcome the arrival of the heads of state attending the 43rd ASEAN Summit," said Cordon Honor Squad Platoon Commander, Second Lieutenant CPM Sumarjo Sianturi in a video released by the Presidential Secretariat, Wednesday (6 September 2023).

He explained that the military uniforms for the Cordon Guard are different from the standard uniform of other squads. "When the heads of state are at the (Presidential) Palace we wear the red and white (uniform). But for the ASEAN Summit, we use the special Cordon Squad uniforms," he said.

He also stated that for the gala dinner and official events attended by heads of state, the Cordon Guard will wear the black uniform.

Second Lieutenant CPM Sianturi explained that the squad had made thorough preparations to welcome the world leaders who come to attend the ASEAN Summit.

"As long as we do what we’ve been practicing, there’ll be no problem. Everything will be clear, smooth, and under control," he concluded.

Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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