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For the ministry itself, see Ministry of National Defence and Sport (Austria).

This page is a list of Austrian defence ministers from 1918 to 1938 and from 1956 to the present.

First Austrian Republic[edit | edit source]

Name Took office Party Title of ministry
Josef Mayer 30 October 1918 Deutschnationale Partei State Ministry for the Army
(Staatsamt für Heereswesen)
Julius Deutsch 15 March 1919 SDAP
Walter Breisky 22 October 1920 Civil servant
Egon Glanz 22 November 1920 Civil servant Federal Ministry for the Army
(Bundesministerium für Heereswesen)
Walter Breisky 7 April 1921 Civil servant
Carl Vaugoin 28 April 1921 CS
Josef Wächter 7 October 1921 Army officer
Carl Vaugoin* 31 May 1922 CS
Engelbert Dollfuß* 21 September 1933 CS
Alois Schön-Hartenstein 12 March 1934 Army officer
Engelbert Dollfuß* 10 July 1934 VF
Ernst Rüdiger Starhemberg 26 July 1934 Heimwehr
Kurt Schuschnigg* 29 July 1934 VF
Federal Ministry for National Defence
(Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung)
Arthur Seyß-Inquart* 11 March 1938 NSDAP

* Partly as Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor.

Second Austrian Republic[edit | edit source]

Name Took office Party Title of ministry
No minister, section of the Federal Chancellory Ministry (Bundeskanzleramt) Ministry for National Defence
Ferdinand Graf 15 July 1956 ÖVP

Federal Ministry for National Defence
(Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung)
Karl Schleinzer 11 April 1961 ÖVP

Georg Prader 2 April 1964 ÖVP

Brigadier Johann Freihsler 21 April 1970 Independent
Bruno Kreisky 4 February 1971 SPO
Brigadier Karl Lütgendorf 8 February 1971 Independent
Bruno Kreisky 31 May 1977 SPO
Otto Rösch 8 June 1977 SPO
Friedhelm Frischenschlager 21 May 1983 FPO
Helmut Krünes 12 May 1986 FPO
Robert Lichal 21 January 1987 ÖVP

Alois Mock* 6 November 1990 ÖVP

Werner Fasslabend 17 December 1990 ÖVP

Herbert Scheibner 4 February 2000 FPO
Günther Platter 28 February 2003 ÖVP

Norbert Darabos 11 January 2007 SPO
Gerald Klug 11 March 2013 SPO Federal Ministry for National Defence and Sport
(Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung und Sport)

*Entrusted with continuation of the ministry

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