Ministry of National Defence (Lithuania)

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Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania
Lietuvos Respublikos Krašto Apsaugos Ministerija
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Logo of the Ministry of National Defence
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Flag of the Ministry of National Defence
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Ministry overview
Formed1990
JurisdictionGovernment of Lithuania
HeadquartersVilnius, Lithuania
Employees14,995[1]
Annual budget 148.3 million [2]
Minister responsible
Deputy Ministers responsible
  • Antanas Valys, Vice-Minister of National Defence
  • Marijus Velička, Vice-Minister of National Defence
  • Ramūnas Usonis, Vice-Minister of National Defence
Ministry executives
  • Jonas Vytautas Žukas, Chief of Defence of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Vilmantas Tamošaitis, Chief of the Joint Staff
Websitewww.kam.lt/en

The Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuvos Respublikos krašto apsaugos ministerija) was established in 1990.[3] Its mission, according to its website, consists of: "Implementation of joint policy with NATO, cooperation with foreign countries in defence sector, representation of Lithuania by coordination of international humanitarian law, management of national defence and security financial resources, army provision with armament, equipment and other resources, implementation of personnel management policy, preparation of military reserve, administration of compulsory military draft, preparation of society for civil resistance, planning national mobilisation."[4]

Ministers[edit]

Parties   LKDP   LDDP   TS–LKD   LSDP   Independent

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet
1 Audrius Butkevičius.jpg Audrius Butkevičius
(1960–)
23 July 1992 28 October 1993 Independent Vagnorius I
Lubys
2 Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linkevicius Addresses Reporters During Joint News Conference With Secretary Kerry (16765367532).jpg Linas Antanas Linkevičius
(1961–)
28 October 1993 4 December 1996 LDDP Šleževičius
Stankevičius
3 Česlovas Vytautas Stankevičius.jpg Česlovas Vytautas Stankevičius
(1937–)
4 December 1996 27 October 2000 Independent Vagnorius II
3 LKDP Paksas I
Kubilius I
(2) Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linkevicius Addresses Reporters During Joint News Conference With Secretary Kerry (16765367532).jpg Linas Antanas Linkevičius
(1961–)
27 October 2000 14 December 2004 LSDP Paksas II
Brazauskas I
4 20061026Kirkilas.jpg Gediminas Kirkilas
(1951–)
29 November 2004 26 July 2006 LSDP Brazauskas II
5 Juozas Olekas.jpg Juozas Olekas
(1953–)
6 July 2006 28 November 2008 LSDP Kirkilas
6 Rasa Juknevičienė.jpg Rasa Juknevičienė
(1958–)
9 December 2008 13 December 2012 TS–LKD Kubilius II
(5) Juozas Olekas portrait.jpg Juozas Olekas
(1961–)
13 December 2012 29 November 2016 LSDP Butkevičius
7 HANDSHAKE 2016-07-25 Informal Meeting of Ministers and State Secretaries for European Affairs (Informal GAC) (cropped).jpg Raimundas Karoblis
(1968–)
29 November 2016 Incumbent Independent Skvernelis

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.kam.lt/en/human_resource_policy_1062/facts_and_figures.html
  2. ^ http://www.kam.lt/en/budget_1065.html
  3. ^ Europa Publications (1999). Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, Volume 4. Routledge. p. 516. ISBN 978-1-85743-058-5.
  4. ^ "Functions of National Defence Ministry". Lithuanian Ministry of Defense. Retrieved 2010-04-25.

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