Minister of Defence (Austenasia)

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Minister of Defence
Ministry of Defence
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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 views Took office Left office Notes
01 Lord General William K., 2nd Duke of Royton, KOR, KCA, DSC 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 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 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 the Monarch 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 Lewis.jpg Lord Admiral Eren Lewis, Duke of Bernardston Traditionalist monarchist 4 March 2015 Incumbent Appointed Minister of Defence following the 2015 general election.