Ministry Of Defence United Kingdom

In 1963 the three independent service ministries were merged to form the Ministry of Defence (MoD). This large organisation which directly affects the lives of about half a million servicemen, reservists and MoD employed civilians, is controlled by The Secretary of State for Defence who is assisted by three ministers. These are the Minister of State for the Armed Forces, the Minister for Defence Procurement and the Minister for Veterans' Affairs.

The Secretary of State for Defence chairs the Defence Council, which is the body that makes the policy decisions that ensure that the three services are run efficiently, and in accordance with the wishes of the presiding Government.

See Also

British Armed Forces
British Armed Forces Officer Ranks
British Armed Forces Enlisted Ranks

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