Ministry of National Defence (Lithuania)

The Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuvos Respublikos krašto apsaugos ministerija) was established in 1990.[3] Its mission, according to its website, consists of: "Implementation of joint policy with NATO, cooperation with foreign countries in defence sector, representation of Lithuania by coordination of international humanitarian law, management of national defence and security financial resources, army provision with armament, equipment and other resources, implementation of personnel management policy, preparation of military reserve, administration of compulsory military draft, preparation of society for civil resistance, planning national mobilisation."[4]

Ministry of National Defence
Krašto apsaugos ministerija
(in Lithuanian)
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Ministry overview
Formed13 January 1991; 30 years ago (1991-01-13)
JurisdictionFlag of Lithuania.svg Republic of Lithuania
HeadquartersTotorių 25, Senamiestis,
01121 Vilnius
Employees208 permanent employees
(January 2021)[1]
Annual budget€1.028 billion (2021)[2]
Minister responsible
Parent departmentGovernment of Lithuania
Websitekam.lt
Map
54°40′58.3″N 25°16′58.1″E / 54.682861°N 25.282806°E / 54.682861; 25.282806

MinistersEdit

Term Minister Party Cabinet Office
Start date End date Time in office
1 Audrius Butkevičius
(born 1960)
Independent Vagnorius 13 January 1991 21 July 1992 1 year, 190 days
2 Audrius Butkevičius
(born 1960)
Independent Abišala 21 July 1992 17 December 1992 149 days
3 Audrius Butkevičius
(born 1960)
Independent Lubys 17 December 1992 31 March 1993 104 days
4 Audrius Butkevičius
(born 1960)
Independent Šleževičius 31 March 1993 28 October 1993 211 days
5 Linas Antanas Linkevičius
(born 1961)
Democratic Labour Party 28 October 1993 19 March 1996 2 years, 143 days
6 Linas Antanas Linkevičius
(born 1961)
Democratic Labour Party Stankevičius 19 March 1996 10 December 1996 266 days
7 Česlovas Vytautas Stankevičius
(born 1937)
Homeland Union Vagnorius 10 December 1996 10 June 1999 2 years, 182 days
8 Česlovas Vytautas Stankevičius
(born 1937)
Homeland Union Paksas 10 June 1999 11 November 1999 154 days
9 Česlovas Vytautas Stankevičius
(born 1937)
Homeland Union Kubilius 11 November 1999 9 November 2000 364 days
10 Linas Antanas Linkevičius
(born 1961)
Social Democratic Party Paksas 9 November 2000 12 July 2001 245 days
11 Linas Antanas Linkevičius
(born 1961)
Social Democratic Party Brazauskas 12 July 2001 14 December 2004 3 years, 155 days
12 Gediminas Kirkilas
(born 1951)
Social Democratic Party Brazauskas 14 December 2004 18 July 2006 1 year, 216 days
13 Juozas Olekas
(born 1955)
Social Democratic Party Kirkilas 18 July 2006 9 December 2008 2 years, 144 days
14 Rasa Juknevičienė
(born 1958)
Homeland Union Kubilius 9 December 2008 13 December 2012 4 years, 4 days
15 Juozas Olekas
(born 1955)
Social Democratic Party Butkevičius 13 December 2012 13 December 2016 4 years, 0 days
16 Raimundas Karoblis
(born 1968)
Independent Skvernelis 13 December 2016 11 December 2020 3 years, 364 days
17 Arvydas Anušauskas
(born 1963)
Homeland Union Šimonytė 11 December 2020 Incumbent 194 days

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lietuvos Respublikos Krašto apsaugos ministerija employees (insured) on January 8th, 2021
  2. ^ Lithuanian budget for 2021
  3. ^ Europa Publications (1999). Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, Volume 4. Routledge. p. 516. ISBN 978-1-85743-058-5.
  4. ^ "Functions of National Defence Ministry". Lithuanian Ministry of Defense. Retrieved 2010-04-25.

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