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Indonesian Army

Last modified: 2014-07-05 by Zachary Harden
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Flag of the Indonesian Army

[Army obverse] image by Sammy Kanadi, 21 May 2000

[Army reverse] image by Sammy Kanadi, 21 May 2000

Motto: Kartika Eka Pakçi (Strength Unity Loyalty in Kawi, an old Indonesian language.)
Ratio: 2:3
Colors: Background: Dark Green, The Emblem: Gold (except for the shield, divided diagonally red-white, the colors of the national flag).
Meaning:
The Background Color:
The dark green background is the army's color, representing the natural vegetation of Indonesia, which the army will defend from any land threat and invasion.
The Emblem:
1.The star represents the army as the main instrument - a symbol of high aspiration.
2.The Garuda Bird represents the knight's spirit, the brave and mighty one.
3. The shield which is divided diagonally red and white represents the national spirit - gallantry and purity.
4. Ten feathers on each wing represent October, the month the Indonesian Army was born.
5. Seven feathers on the tail represent the seven soldier's manners, the 'Sapta Marga'.
Sammy Kanadi, 23 May 2000


Rank Flags

In the rank flags of the Indonesian Army the star(s) correspond to the officer to which the flag belongs. The background color is the red, I don't know why it's not green (but I think the US army also uses red instead of white as displayed in their branch flag).

Brigadier General's flag

[Brigadier General's flag] image by Sammy Kanadi, 21 May 2000

 

Major General's flag

[Major General's flag] image by Sammy Kanadi, 21 May 2000

 

Lieutanant General's flag

[Lieutanant General's flag] image by Sammy Kanadi, 21 May 2000

 

General's flag

[General's flag] image by Sammy Kanadi, 21 May 2000