Ministry of Defence (Croatia)

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Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Croatia
Ministarstvo obrane Republike Hrvatske
Defence Ministry (Croatia).jpg
The Ministry of Defence headquarters
Agency overview
FormedMay 1990
HeadquartersZagreb, Croatia
Employees927 (2015)[1]
Annual budgetDecrease[2] HRK 5.075 billion (2019)[3]
Minister responsible
Websitewww.morh.hr

The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Croatia (Croatian: Ministarstvo obrane Republike Hrvatske or MORH) is the ministry in the Government of Croatia which is in charge of the nation's military. The ministry was established in 1990.

Structure[edit]

Elements in the ministry's structure are:[4]

  • Defence Minister and Deputy Minister
  • Minister's Cabinet
  • Chief Secretariat
    • Sector for Administrative and Legal Affairs
  • Croatian Armed Forces General Staff
  • Defence Inspectorate
  • Military Security and Intelligence Agency
  • Independent Sector for Public Procurement
  • Independent Department for Public Affairs and Publishing
  • Independent Section for Internal Auditing
  • Independent Department for Military Air Traffic
  • Independent Department for supporting Military Ordinary in Croatia
  • Defence Policy Directorate and the assigned Assistant Minister
    • Defence Policy Sector
    • International Defence Cooperation and Security Sector
  • Human Resources Directorate and the assigned Assistant Minister
    • Human Resources Management Sector
    • Human Resources Management Support Sector
  • Material Resources Directorate and the assigned Assistant Minister
    • Armament Sector
    • Property, Environmental Protection and Construction Sector
  • Information Systems, Finance and Budget Directorate and the assigned Assistant Minister
    • Sector for Information Communication Systems
    • Program Analysis, Finance and Budget Sector

List of ministers[edit]

Minister of Defence Naval Flag

Political parties:

  Croatian Democratic Union (13)
  Social Democratic Party (2)
  Croatian Social Liberal Party (1)

No. Portrait Minister of Defence Took office Left office Time in office Party Cabinet
1
Petar Kriste [hr]
Kriste, PetarPetar Kriste [hr]
(born 1936)
30 May 199024 August 199086 daysHDZMesić
2
Martin Špegelj
Špegelj, MartinMartin Špegelj
(1927–2014)
24 August 19902 July 1991312 daysHDZManolić
3
Šime Đodan
Đodan, ŠimeŠime Đodan
(1927–2007)
2 July 199117 July 199115 daysHDZManolić
4
Luka Bebić
Bebić, LukaLuka Bebić
(born 1937)
17 July 199118 September 199163 daysHDZGregurić
5
Gojko Šušak
Šušak, GojkoGojko Šušak
(1945–1998)
18 September 19913 May 1998 †6 years, 227 daysHDZGregurić
Šarinić
Valentić
Mateša
6
Andrija Hebrang
Hebrang, AndrijaAndrija Hebrang
(born 1946)
14 May 199812 October 1998162 daysHDZMateša
7
Pavao Miljavac
Miljavac, PavaoPavao Miljavac
(born 1953)
14 October 199827 January 20001 year, 107 daysHDZMateša
8
Jozo Radoš
Radoš, JozoJozo Radoš
(born 1956)
28 January 20005 July 20022 years, 158 daysHSLSRačan I
9
Željka Antunović*
Antunović, ŽeljkaŽeljka Antunović*
(born 1955)
30 July 200223 December 20031 year, 146 daysSDPRačan II
10
Berislav Rončević
Rončević, BerislavBerislav Rončević
(born 1960)
23 December 200312 January 20084 years, 20 daysHDZSanader I
11
Branko Vukelić
Vukelić, BrankoBranko Vukelić
(1958–2013)
12 January 200829 December 20102 years, 351 daysHDZSanader II
Kosor
12
Davor Božinović
Božinović, DavorDavor Božinović
(born 1961)
29 December 201023 December 2011359 daysHDZKosor
13
Ante Kotromanović
Kotromanović, AnteAnte Kotromanović
(born 1968)
23 December 201122 January 20164 years, 30 daysSDPMilanović
14
Josip Buljević [hr]
Buljević, JosipJosip Buljević [hr]
(born 1971)
22 January 201619 October 2016271 daysHDZOrešković
15
Damir Krstičević*
Krstičević, DamirDamir Krstičević*
(born 1969)
19 October 20168 May 20203 years, 202 daysHDZPlenković I
16
Mario Banožić
Banožić, MarioMario Banožić
(born 1979)
23 July 2020Incumbent95 daysHDZPlenković II

(*)Ministers of Defence who held the post of Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia while in office

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blažević, Robert (2015): Upravna znanost, p. 284. ISBN 9789538034039
    "...(on day 19. February 2015)."
  2. ^ http://www.mfin.hr/hr/drzavni-proracun-2014-godina
  3. ^ http://www.mfin.hr/hr/drzavni-proracun-2015-godina
  4. ^ http://www.morh.hr/en/o-nama/ustroj-ministarstva/structure-of-the-ministry-of-defence.html

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