Minister of Defence (Finland)
|Minister of Defence of the Republic of Finland
Minister of Defence flag
|Ministry of Defence|
|Appointer||President of the Republic|
|Term length||No fixed term
up to 4 years de facto
|First holder||Wilhelm Thesleff|
The Minister of Defence (Finnish: puolustusministeri, Swedish: försvarsminister) is a member of the Finnish Council of State. As the head of the Ministry of Defence, the minister is responsible for the administration of national defence. The ministry is headquartered in Helsinki. The current Minister of Defence is Carl Haglund.
From June to November 1918 the post was called Chief of the War Department, and from then until 1922 the post was called the Minister of War.