Minister of Defence (New Virginia)

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Minister of Defence
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Incumbent
The Rt. Hon. James Bornstein

since 10 January 2022
Ministry of Defence
AppointerThe President on the advice of the Prime Minister

The Minister of Defence of the Commonwealth of New Virginia, also known simply as the Minister of Defence, is the member of the New Virginian Cabinet who leads the Ministry of Defence. The Minister of Defence, therefore, is responsible for the administration and funding of the New Virginian Defence Force and for coordinating national defence policy within the Commonwealth. The Minister of Defence is also a statutory member of the National Security Council.

The fifth and incumbent Minister of Defence is The Rt. Hon. James Bornstein, who was appointed by President Sir Sertor Valentinus KNVI upon the advice of current Prime Minister Simon White on 10 January 2022.

List of Ministers of Defence

Number Picture Name Political party Took office Left office Notes
1 Lord Riley.jpg Sir Riley Hewitt KNVI Independent 13 March 2020 23 May 2020 Appointed Minister of Defence by Chairman Dame Brooklyn Hewitt KNVI upon the establishment of the Ministry of Defence and New Virginian Defence Force by the New Virginian Defence Force Resolution 2020. Nominated the first Commandant of the Defence Force, Major General Alex Francis MAO. Resigned due to other obligations.
2 ErynLewis.jpg Dame Elizabeth Lewis DNVI Free Democrats 23 May 2020 5 September 2020 Appointed Minister of Defence by Chairman Dame Brooklyn Hewitt KNVI following reforms to the executive branch under the provisional government. Resigned to focus on premiership.
3 KTIOfficial2020.jpeg Thomas Bainbridge BP Free Democrats 5 September 2020 18 December 2020 Appointed Minister of Defence by President Dame Brooklyn Hewitt KNVI upon the advice of Prime Minister Dame Elizabeth Lewis KNVI. Removed from office by acting Prime Minister Sophia Albina.
4 ErynLewis.jpg Dame Elizabeth Lewis DNVI Free Democrats 18 December 2020 2 January 2022 Appointed Minister of Defence by President Dame Brooklyn HewittKNVI upon the advice of acting Prime Minister Sophia Albina. Later abandoned office when she renounced New Virginian citizenship. First cabinet minister to return to an office they had previously held.
5 Jamez.jpg James Bornstein BP Independent 10 January 2021 Incumbent Appointed Minister of Defence by President Sir Sertor Valentinus KNVI upon the advice of Prime Minister Sir Simon White.

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