Departments

  • The Executive Secretariat

    On behalf of the Secretary General, the secretariat prepares, quality-assures, coordinates and priorities all issues that are submitted to the Minister. Accordingly, the secretariat maintains overall responsibility for the Minister's activities.

  • The Ministry of Defence Communication Unit

    The unit provides support both to the Minister and senior staff, both political and administrative, and to the Chief of Defence. The spokesman function is performed by separate spokesmen for the Minister of Defence and the Chief of Defence.

  • Internal Auditor Unit

    The Internal Auditor will contribute to the overall achievement of defence objectives by providing support to the Ministry’s senior management in controlling and managing subordinate departments and agencies.

  • The Department of Development and Administration

    The Department of Development and Administration spans over a range of different professional areas, some administrative and some more related to aspects of development.

  • The Department of Security Policy

    The Department of Security Policy is responsible for the handling of questions of security policy as well as for the Ministry’s international activities and external relations in the field of security policy.

  • The Department of Management and Financial Governance

    The Department of Management and Financial Governance has the overall responsibility for the planning and development of activities, the organisation and the structure of the Armed Forces within the particular long-term planning period. The department also exercises overall management and control of the activities of subordinate agencies.

  • The Department of Defence Policy and Long-Term Planning

    The Department of Defence Policy and Long-Term Planning is responsible for strategic analysis, the development of long-term defence policy and overall planning for the defence sector.

  • The Departement of Competence and Joint Legal Services