At this time, security threat to the state cannot only be seen from military threats but also can be seen from non-military threats. Non-military threats, such as threats of ideological, political, economic, social and cultural dimensions can undermine the spirit of nationalism. To overcome the low sense of nationalism, then the government organized a state defense program. The synergy between regional command unit of Indonesian National Army (TNI AD) and local government in the state defense program is considered important by considering the geopolitical and geostrategic aspects of Indonesia. In its implementation, the civilian communities are considered that the state defense program that is conducted by regional command unit of TNI AD and local government is very important and provides many benefits, such as the growing sense of unity, the love of the homeland, the discipline, and the vigilance of security threats. Public gives a positive response because there is a synergy between the Regional Military Command with Local Government of Sukabumi Regency. The synergy between two institutions is achieved due to loyalty to partners, efforts to maintain interdependence, adjustment with the partner (cultural fit), the integrity and intensity of the relationship, and the institutionalization.


Yusa Djuyandi is affiliated to the Department of Political Science, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia.

Arry Bainus and Widya Setiabudi Sumadinata are affiliated to the Department of International Relations, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia