Kodam IV/Diponegoro

Indonesian: Komando Daerah Militer IV/Diponegoro or KODAM IV/Diponegoro (IV Military Regional Command/Diponegoro) is a military area command (effectively a military district) of the Indonesian Army. It covers the provinces of Central Java and Special Region of Yogyakarta on the island of Java. It is named after the Java War hero Prince Diponegoro. It appears to have been first established in 1950, and inherited the heritage of the former 3rd Diponegoro Division and other Central Java infantry units. Diponegoro Division personnel have been very significant in the history of the Indonesian Army. Among its early officers were Sarwo Edhie Wibowo, who served as battalion and regimental commander in the division from 1945-53. Former commanders of the division include Soeharto, a former president of Indonesia. Divisional personnel, including Lieutenant Colonel Untung Syamsuri, were involved in the 30 September Movement events of 1965. Former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was also member of this KODAM when he took command of KOREM 072/Pamungkas at Yogyakarta during his military tenure.

IV Military Regional Command/Diponegoro
Komando Daerah Militer IV/Diponegoro
Lambang Kodam Diponegoro.svg
Coat of Arms and patch worn by Kodam IV/Diponegoro personnel.
Active5 October 1950 – present
BranchIndonesian National Armed Forces Tentara Nasional Indonesia (Indonesian)
TypeIndonesia Regional Military Command
Size1 Division
Part ofIndonesian Army
Garrison/HQSemarang, Central Java
Motto(s)Sirnaning Yakso Katon Gapuraning Ratu (Javanese)
"Evil vanishes in front of the truth, and happiness will be achieved"[1]
MarchMars Diponegoro
Commander Maj.Gen. Widi Prasetijono

As of 1965, the Diponegoro Division had three infantry brigades, the 4th/Dewa Ratna, 5th/Lukitasari, and 6th/Tri Shakti Balajaya. The headquarters of the 4th is located in Tegal, Central Java, the 5th was in Semarang, Central Java, and 6th was in Solo, Central Java.[2] Among those three, the 4th is the currently active brigade, after the disbanding of the 5th and transfer of the 6th to Kostrad.

Territorial unitsEdit

Today Kodam IV includes the Military Area Commands - Korem 071/Wijayakusuma at Purwokerto, Korem 072/Pamungkas at Yogyakarta, Korem 073/Makutarama at Salatiga, and Korem 074/Warastratama at Solo, Central Java,[3] as well as the 4th Infantry Brigade at Tegal, Central Java. All Korems are commanded by an army colonel, however, as part of the Army restructuring program, Korem 072/Pamungkas is presently commanded by a brigadier general, stating that it is the only Korem overseeing a whole province.

1. Korem 071/Wijayakusuma (WK) in Purwokerto

2. Korem 072/Pamungkas (PMK) in Yogyakarta

3. Korem 073/Makutarama (MKT) in Salatiga

4. Korem 074/Warastratama (WRS) in Surakarta

5. Kodim 0733/Semarang (BS) in Semarang

Combat Units & Support Combat UnitsEdit

  • Combat Units
    • 4th Infantry Brigade/Dewa Ratna
      • Brigade HQ
      • 405th Infantry Battalion/Suryakusuma
      • 406th Infantry Battalion/Candrakusuma
      • 407th Infantry Battalion/Padmakusuma
    • 400th Raider Infantry Battalion/Banteng Raiders
    • 403rd Infantry Battalion/Wirasada Pratista
    • 408th Raider Infantry Battalion/Suhbrasta
    • 410th Infantry Battalion/Alugoro
  • Combat Support Units
    • 2nd Armored Cavalry Squadron/Tank Turangga Ceta
    • 2nd Armored Cavalry Troop/Jayeng Rata Toh Raga
    • 3rd Field Artillery Battalion/105 Tarik Nagapakca
    • 15th Medium Air Defense Artillery Battalion/Dahana Bhaladika Yudha
    • 4th Combat Engineering Battalion/tanpa Kwandaya


  1. ^ "Pataka Kodam IV/Diponegoro". kodam4.mil.id. Penerangan Kodam IV/Diponegoro. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  2. ^ Anderson and McVey, 2009 Equinox Publishing (Jakarta) edition, p.93
  3. ^ Tim Huxley, 'Indonesia's armed forces face up to new threats,' Jane's Intelligence Review, January 1997, p.39


  • Anderson, Benedict R. & McVey, Ruth T. (1971). A Preliminary Analysis of the October 1, 1965, Coup in Indonesia. Interim Reports Series. Ithaca, NY: Cornell Modern Indonesia Project. OCLC 210798. The 'Cornell Paper.' Initial analysis of 1965 'coup attempt,' later controversial

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