Ministry of National Defense (Cambodia)

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Ministry of National Defense
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National Defense logo
Agency overview
Formed 1953
Jurisdiction Cambodia Government of Cambodia
Headquarters 175 Russian Federation Blvd. Sangkat Mittapheap, Phnom Penh 12156
Annual budget $245,000,000 (2012) [1]
Minister responsible
High Command Headquarters.

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.

Administrative areas[edit]

The Ministry of National Defense is divided into six administrative areas.[2]


Prior to 1970[edit]

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.

Football Team[edit]

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.

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