National Security Council of New Virginia

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The National Security Council of the Commonwealth of New Virginia, also known simply as the National Security Council, is a government body responsible for coordinating the national security policy of the Commonwealth of New Virginia. The National Security Council consists of various high ranking government officials, particularly those in the fields of foreign affairs and the military.

History

The National Security Council was established on 12 May 2020 by the Ministries and National Security Council Resolution 2020 of the Provisional Council, and is one of the only government bodies intended to continue after the dissolution of the provisional government. The Council was loosely based on the Austenasian War Council and the US body of the same name. Decisions of the National Security Council require a simple majority vote in favor and the consent of the Chairman of the Provisional Council, who presides over and directs the Council. The body continued in its established form following the adoption of the constitution on 31 July 2020. The chairmanship of the Council was subsequently assumed by the President of New Virginia.

Composition

The National Security Council consists of the President of the Commonwealth, the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, the First Ambassador, the Minister of Defence, the Attorney General, the Commandant of the Defence Force, the Presidential Chief of Staff and the Leader of the Opposition. The National Security Council is currently comprised of:

Portrait Name Office In office since
Brooke Kennedy.jpg Sir Joseph Kennedy KNVI President 1 August 2020
ErynPic.jpg Lieutenant Colonel Dame Eryn Lewis DGCSM Prime Minister
Minister of Defence
Commandant of the Defence Force
17 February 2021 (as Prime Minister
18 December 2020 (as Defence Minister)
13 January 2021 (as Commandant)
Rt Hon James Stewart BP.jpeg Sir James Stewart KCSM First Ambassador 5 September 2020
AnthonyClark.png Anthony Clark MSM Attorney General 19 September 2020
Magnolia Flowers.jpg Dame Magnolia Flowers DSM Chief of Staff to the President 18 December 2020
BradleyPope.jpg Sir Bradley van Dullahan KCSM Leader of the Opposition 16 October 2020