Secretary of State for Defence (Roscamistan)
|Secretary of State for Defence of Roscamistan|
since 27 February 2023
|Ministry of Defence|
|Style||The Honourable (formal)|
His Excellency (diplomatic)
|Appointer||President of the Republic|
|Term length||At the pleasure of the President|
|Inaugural holder||David Moore|
The Defence Secretary, officially the Secretary of State for Defence, is a senior member of the Cabinet, one of the great offices of state and the head of the Ministry of Defence. The Defence Secretary is responsible for the oversight of the civilian administration of the National Armed Forces, and reports to the President of Roscamistan.
The office of Defence Secretary was formed in April 2021 as the Minister of Defence, with David Moore as the inaugural holder. After his sacking on 23 June 2021, Thomas Jacobs served temporarily in the position, until 4 July 2021, when Chris Waldron was appointed Minister of Defence. Near the end of his time in the position, Adam Flannery’s influence grew, and from early September 2021 to 1 October 2021, Flannery de facto ran the Ministry of Defence, when on 1 October 2021 Waldron was sacked.
Flannery became the Defence Secretary that same day, reforming the Defence Forces and the Defence Staff. On 16 October 2021, the position was renamed the Secretary of State for Defence, in a move to give more grandeur to the higher ministerial offices. On 21 October 2021, he resigned temporarily in protest at Jacobs not taking his ideas into account. Ludwig Collins, the Chief of the Defence Staff was nominated for the position, but when Flannery returned on 29 October 2021, Collins lost the nomination, though was made the first Minister of Propaganda and Public Enlightenment on 1 November 2021, replacing the Ministry of Information.
On 28 November 2021, the first major ministerial elections took place, with the office of Secretary of State for Defence up for grabs. In the early hours of voting, it looked as if Flannery was going to lose his positions, though he did win after a large amount of people voted for him in the last few hours. Though he won in most of the elections, he conceded all but the Vice Presidential special election and the Defence Secretary elections to the runners up.
Duties and responsibilities
The Defence Secretary is the senior minister assigned matters of national defence, being overseer of the administration of the National Armed Forces of Roscamistan. The Defence Secretary is also a member of the Cabinet and the High Command, attending meetings of both bodies. The Defence Secretary is also one of two designated military advisors to the President, the other being the Chairman of the High Command.
|No.||Picture||Name||Title||Political Party||Term begin||Term end|
|Minister of Defence||Independent||April 2021||23 June 2021|
(Born 3 February 2008)
|Freedom||23 June 2021||4 July 2021|
|Independent||4 July 2021||1 October 2021|
(Born 15 August 2008)
|Secretary of State for Defence||Freedom||1 October 2021||21 October 2021|
|Vacancy for 8 days|
(Born 15 August 2008)
|Secretary of State for Defence||United||29 October 2021||15 May 2022|
(Born 1 January 2009)
|Motherland Front||15 May 2022||15 February 2023|
(Born 10 April 2008)
|United Front||27 February 2023||Incumbent|