As many as 2,974 people were inaugurated as reserve components in the Education and Training Center of the Special Force, West Bandung regency, West Java province, Thursday (09/08).
Vice President Ma’ruf Amin, who presided over the inauguration ceremony, said that a defense system is a fundamental aspect for a country to uphold its sovereignty, maintain territorial integrity, and protect the safety of the entire nation from all forms of threats.
“I congratulate you on the inauguration of the reserve component for the year 2022. May Allah the God Almighty always bless our every effort to maintain the sovereignty, integrity and safety of the Republic of Indonesia,” he said.
In a dynamic international and national situation, he added, national defense and deterrence are necessary to be strengthened; thus, improving Indonesia’s security system is not only a task for the military, but also the task of all elements of the nation.
“One of the measures is strengthening the Human Resources Reserve Component that comes from the people. In my opinion, reserve components is an anticipatory strategy to face threats and disturbances of the nation,” he said, adding that reserve components is also an effort to strengthen sense of nationalism for the people.
“Reserve components are also one of the nation’s efforts to prepare the power of the people as well as to create winners in various fields for the love of the nation,” he said.
Ma’ruf went on to say that in line with the mandate of Article 27 paragraph 3 of the 1945 Constitution, every citizen has the right and is obliged to participate in efforts to defend the state.
“After completing the training, members of reserve components must maintain their mandate, while continuing to be an inspiration to defend the country for the community,” he remarked. (Vice Presidential Office/UN) (EST/EP)