Ministry of Defence (Albania)
|Ministria e Mbrojtjës|
Coat of Arms of the Ministry
|Formed||4 December 1912|
The Ministry of Defence (Albanian: Ministria e Mbrojtjes) is a department of the Albanian Government, in charge of the formation and implementation of national security and ordering, coordinating and carrying out the general guidelines of the Cabinet about the defence policy and is the headquarters of the Military of Albania.
The Defence Minister of Albania is the nominal head of all the military, serving under the President of Albania, who is the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Albania. The defence minister exercises the administrative and operational authority over the military. The armed forces under the Ministry of Defence are primarily responsible for ensuring the territorial integrity of the nation.
The Ministry of Defence includes numerous smaller agencies aside from the three main branches of the military. These include the Authority of the State Export Control, the Military Export Import Company, the Center of Culture, Media, and Defence Publications, the Inter-Institutional Maritime Operation Center, and the Defence Intelligence Security Agency. These agencies, centers, and offices report to the Minister of Defence.
Authority of the State Export Control
The Authority of the State Export Control (AKSHE) (Albanian: Autoriteti i Kontrollit Shtetëror të Eksporteve) is the agency tasked with controlling the export, import, and transportation of military goods.
Center of Culture, Media, and Defence Publications
The Center of Culture, Media, and Defence Publications (QKMBM) (Albanian: Qendra e Kulturës, Medias, Botimeve të Mbrojtjes, Muzeut dhe Shtëpive të Pushimit) is an organization involved in public relations and general communications for the Ministry of Defence. It is itself composed of the Directorate of Public Relations and Communications, the Directorate of Publications, the Directorate of the Community Relations Activities, and the Directorate of Sports Activities.
Inter-Institutional Maritime Operation Center
The Inter-Institutional Maritime Operation Center (IMOC) (Albanian: Qendra Ndërinstitucionale Operacionale Detare) is an inter-ministry agency tasked with managing Albania's maritime territory. It is a collaboration between the Ministries of Defence, Internal Affairs, Finance, Environment, Transportation, Agriculture, and Tourism.
Defence Intelligence Security Agency
The Defence Intelligence Security Agency (DISA) (Albanian: Agjencia e Inteligjencës dhe Sigurisë së Mbrojtjes (AISM)) is a military intelligence agency within the Ministry of Defence, which provides intelligence to the Ministry as well as the Albanian Armed Forces. It is governed by Law No. 65/2014.
- Armed Forces Academy
- Export Control State Authority (AKSHE)
- Center of Culture, Media and Defence Publications (QKMBM)
- Inter-Institutional Marine Operation Center (QNOD)
|1||Mehmet Pashë Dërralla||4 December 1912||24 January 1914|
|2||Esat Toptani||15 March 1914||20 May 1914|
|3||Jusuf Dibra||28 May 1914||27 January 1916|
|4||Ali Riza Kolonja||25 December 1918||14 November 1920|
|5||Selahudin Shkoza||19 November 1920||16 October 1921|
|6||Mustafa Maksuti||16 October 1921||6 December 1921|
|7||Zija Dibra||7 December 1921||12 December 1921|
|8||Shefik Kosturi||12 December 1921||24 December 1921|
|9||Ismail Haki Tatzati||24 December 1921||25 February 1924|
|10||Mustafa Aranitasi||30 March 1924||10 June 1924|
|11||Kasem Qafëzezi||16 June 1924||23 December 1924|
|12||Xhemal Aranitasi||24 December 1924||7 April 1939|
|13||Aqif Përmeti||12 April 1939||28 April 1943|
|14||Prenk Pervizi||5 November 1943||24 October 1944|
|15||Enver Hoxha||24 October 1944||20 July 1954|
|16||Beqir Balluku||20 July 1954||28 October 1974|
|17||Mehmet Shehu||28 October 1974||18 December 1981|
|18||Kadri Hazbiu||15 January 1982||23 November 1982|
|19||Prokop Murra||23 November 1982||21 February 1991|
|20||Kiço Mustaqi||22 February 1991||10 May 1991|
|21||Ndriçim Karakaçi||11 May 1991||4 June 1991|
|22||Perikli Teta||11 June 1991||6 December 1991|
|23||Alfred Moisiu||18 December 1991||13 April 1992|
|24||Safet Zhulali||13 April 1992||11 March 1997|
|25||Shaqir Vukaj||11 March 1997||24 July 1997|
|26||Sabit Brokaj||25 July 1997||23 April 1998|
|27||Luan Hajdaraga||23 April 1998||7 July 2000|
|28||Ilir Gjoni||7 July 2000||8 November 2000|
|29||Ismail Lleshi||8 November 2000||6 September 2001|
|30||Pandeli Majko||6 September 2001||29 January 2002|
|31||Luan Rama||22 February 2002||25 July 2002|
|32||Pandeli Majko||29 July 2002||1 September 2005|
|33||Fatmir Mediu||10 September 2005||17 March 2008|
|34||Gazmend Oketa||18 March 2008||17 September 2009|
|35||Arben Imami||17 September 2009||10 September 2013|
|36||Mimi Kodheli||15 September 2013||10 September 2017|
|37||Olta Xhaçka||13 September 2017||Incumbent|
- "Subordinate Structures". Albanian Ministry of Defence. Archived from the original on 30 January 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
- "CCMDP". Albanian Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
- "Interinstitutional Maritime Operational Centre". Albanian Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
- "Defence Intelligence Security Agency (DISA)". Albanian Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
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