The Ministry of Defence (Portuguese: 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.
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
Notes and references
- ^ National Congress of Brazil. Brazilian Federal Budget (2009) - Ministry of Defense (Ministério da Defesa).
- ^ Ministério da Defesa: Ministros Anteriores
- ^ http://g1.globo.com/politica/noticia/2011/08/jobim-entrega-carta-de-demissao-e-celso-amorim-assume-defesa.html