Ministry of National Defense (Cambodia)
|Ministry of National Defense|
National Defense logo
|Jurisdiction||Government of Cambodia|
|Headquarters||175 Russian Federation Blvd. Sangkat Mittapheap, Phnom Penh 12156|
|Annual budget||$245,000,000 (2012) |
|Minister responsible||Tea Banh, (CPP),
Minister of National Defense
The Ministry of National Defense (Khmer:ក្រសួងការពារជាតិ) is charged with supervising all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces. The current Minister of National Defense is Tea Banh.
The Ministry of National Defense is divided into six administrative areas.
- High Command
- Army HQ - Royal Cambodian Army
- Navy HQ - Royal Cambodian Navy
- Air Force HQ - Royal Cambodian Air Force
- Royal Gendarmerie of Cambodia
Prior to 1970
Prior to March 1970, the Forces Armées Royales Khmer or (FARK) General Staff was under the command and control of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and the Head of State. At that time, His Majesty the King, Norodom Sihanouk held both titles. The General Staff controlled the three Services with its headquarters also serving as headquarters and staff for the Army.
The ministry also maintains a football team. Their club called the National Defense Ministry plays in the top division of Cambodian football, the Cambodian League. They are tied with most Cambodian League Championships at three.
- Ministry of National Defence
- Ministry of National Defence - directory of areas, departments and key personnel
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