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Yudhoyono, Susilo Bambang (SBY)

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Born: 1949 AD
Currently alive, at 64 years of age.

Nationality: Indonesian
Categories: Politician

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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.

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