The Ministry of Defence (Portuguese language: Ministério da Defesa ) of Brazil, is the civilian cabinet organization responsible for managing the Military of Brazil. It is headed by the Minister of Defence.
The Ministry of Defence has three major components under its command structure - the Army Command, the Navy Command, and the Air Force Command. Among the many agencies operated by the Ministry of Defence are the National Civil Aviation Agency, the Infraero, and the Superior War School.
Defense policy[edit | edit source]
Brazil's national defense policy is outlined in the National Defence Policy, the National Mobilization Policy and the National Defence Strategy.
List of Ministers of Defence[edit | edit source]
|Photo||Name||Took Office||Left Office||Appointed by|
|1||Élcio Álvares||10 June 1999||23 January 2000||Fernando Henrique Cardoso|
|2||Geraldo Magela Quintão||24 January 2000||31 December 2002||Fernando Henrique Cardoso|
|3||José Viegas Filho||1 January 2003||8 November 2004||Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva|
|4||José Alencar||8 November 2004||31 March 2006||Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva|
|5||Waldir Pires||31 March 2006||25 July 2007||Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva|
|6||Nelson Jobim||25 July 2007||4 August 2011||Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva|
|7||Celso Amorim||4 August 2011||Dilma Rousseff|
|Source: Ministry of Defence|
See also[edit | edit source]
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
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- Ministry of Defence (Portuguese)
- Brazilian Army (Portuguese)
- Brazilian Navy (Portuguese)
- Brazilian Air Force (Portuguese)
- National Civil Aviation Agency
- Superior War College (Portuguese)
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