Army General (Ret.) Ryamizard Ryacudu born in Palembang, on 21 April 1950, is Minister Defense in the current cabinet. Ryamizard began his military career after graduating from Indonesian Military Academy (AKABRI) in 1974. He then joined the special education program, Suscapa, for one year (1985-1986), and in 1991 he finished his education at Millitary Staff and Command Academy (Seskoad). Ryamizard is the son in law of the national military personality and former Vice President, Try Sutrisno.