Minister of Defence (Austenasia)

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Minister of Defence
Incumbent
HG Bradley, Duke of Dullahan

since 20 March 2019
Ministry of Defence
Appointer The Monarch on the advice of the Prime Minister

The Minister of Defence of Austenasia is the member of Cabinet who is in charge of the Ministry of Defence of the Empire of Austenasia. The Minister of Defence is therefore responsible for administration and funding of the Austenasian Armed Forces and the defence policy of the Empire.

List of Ministers of Defence

Number Picture Name Political party Took office Left office Notes
01 Lord General William K., 2nd Duke of Royton, KOR, KCA, DSC Independent
(considered a Conservative militarist)
23 May 2009 8 Mar 2010 Appointed Minister of Defence by Act of Parliament upon the founding of the Ministry. Fought in the Skirmish of the Treasury. Held office during the foundation of the Imperial Navy and the Imperial Air Force. Removed from office upon the outbreak of the Austenasian Civil War. Confirmed in position of Minister of Defence by Cabinet on 1 January 2010.
02 CrownPrinceJonathan2010.jpg HIH Crown Prince Jonathan Independent
(considered a Social liberal monarchist)
8 Mar 2010 2 Jan 2011 Appointed Minister of Defence by Act of Parliament upon the outbreak of the Austenasian Civil War. Held office during the dissolution of the Imperial Air Force and Imperial Navy. Co-ordinated the Esmondian war effort and fought in the Battle of Carshalton Park, and held office during the formation and dissolution of the Austenasian Imperial Marine Corps. Held office during the War of the Orlian Reunification but delegated powers and duties to Lord William.
03 Lord Marshal William K., 2nd Baron of Zephyria Independent
(considered a Conservative militarist)
2 Jan 2011 4 March 2015 Elected to position of Minister of Defence by the Cabinet, and confirmed as Minister of Defence by Emperor Declan I on 21 September 2011. Held office during the January 2011 reforms of the Austenasian Army and the re-establishment of the Imperial Air Force and Imperial Navy, and mobilised Legio I Britannica in response to the August 2011 London riots.
04 ErynLewisPortrait.jpg Lady Admiral Eryn Lewis, Duchess of Bernardston Imperial Party 4 March 2015 5 Feb 2018 Appointed Minister of Defence by Emperor Jonathan I following the March 2015 general election. Held office during the re-establishment of the Imperial Navy. Resigned so as to better focus on other positions.
05 538043 10201802650493561 1481374188 n.jpg Lord John Gordon, Viscount of Thetford Imperial Party 5 Feb 2018 29 Jul 2018 Appointed Minister of Defence by Emperor Jonathan I after the resignation of Lord Admiral Lewis. Resigned himself just under six months later.
06 Zenrax coa.png Admiral Thomas M., MAO Independent 29 Jul 2018 14 Jan 2019 Appointed Minister of Defence by Emperor Jonathan I after the resignation of Lord John Gordon. The first and only Cabinet minister to not be an Austenasian national (albeit enlisted in the AAF) for his first eight days in office, prior to being granted non-residential subjectship by Parliament. Resigned due to a lack of peacetime opportunities for activity.
07 AnthonyClark.png Lord Anthony Clark, Baron of Amerdansk Independent
(considered left-wing)
14 Jan 2019 20 Mar 2019 Appointed Minister of Defence by Emperor Jonathan I after the resignation of Admiral Thomas. Replaced after dropping out of contact with the imperial government; holds the record for the shortest period of time in office.
08 BradleyPope.jpg HG Bradley, Duke of Dullahan National Liberal Alliance 20 Mar 2019 Incumbent Appointed Minister of Defence by the Monarch.