West Bandung, wapresri.go.id – The defense system is a basic need for a country to uphold its sovereignty, maintain territorial integrity, and protect the safety of the entire nation from all forms of threats. Especially in a dynamic international and national strategic environment, national defense and deterrence is absolutely necessary to be strengthened. Therefore, improving Indonesia’s security system is not only a task carried out by the military, but all elements of the nation.

“One of the manifestations is the strengthening of the Human Resources Reserve Component that comes from the people. In my view, the Reserve Components are an anticipatory strategy so that we are ready to face threats and disturbances to the life of the nation,” said Vice President (VP) K.H. Ma’ruf Amin when he became the Ceremony Inspector at the Establishment of Reserve Components (Komcad) for Budget Year 2022, at the Special Forces Education and Training Center (Pusdiklatpassus), Batujajar District, West Bandung Regency, West Java, Thursday (08/09/2022).

Furthermore, the VP said, apart from being an additional strength, the Reserve Component is also an effort to strengthen the sense of nationalism in the community.

“The Reserve Component is also one of the nation’s efforts to prepare the power of the people as well as champions in various fields who have and show love for the homeland,” explained the VP.

On the other hand, he added, this is also a mandate contained in the state constitution, namely the 1945 Constitution.

“As mandated in Article 27 paragraph (3) of the 1945 Constitution, every citizen has the right and is obliged to participate in efforts to defend the state,” said the VP.

Therefore, the VP also advised that all Reserve Components who have completed training and have been appointed today, can continue to carry out their mandate as guardians of national sovereignty and be an inspiration to the surrounding community.

“After completing the training, members of the Reserve Component must maintain their mandate as a Reserve Component while continuing to be an inspiration to defend the country for the community,” the VP said.

“Finally, I congratulate you on the determination of the Reserve Components for 2022. May Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, God Almighty, always give His inayah and bless every effort we make to safeguard the sovereignty, integrity and safety of the Unitary Republic of Indonesia,” he concluded.

Present at the event were Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, Army Chief of Staff Dudung Abdurachman, Navy Chief of Staff Yudo Margono, Air Force Chief of Staff Fadjar Prasetyo, and West Java Deputy Governor Uu Ruzhanul Ulum.

While the VP was accompanied by the Head of the Vice President’s Secretariat Ahmad Erani Yustika, Deputy for Government Policy Support and National Insight Felix Wanggai, Special Staff of the VP Masduki Baidlowi, and Acting Deputy for Administration Sapto Harjono WS. (NN/LHS – BPMI, Setwapres)