Secretary of Defence (Campinia)
|Secretary of Defence|
Since 23 December 2016
|Style:||The Right Honourable|
The Secretary of Defence (SecDefce) is the leader and chief executive officer of the Sectariat of Defense, an Executive Department of the Government of the Duchy.The Secretary of Defense's power over the Campinian military is third only to that of the Monarch. and the Strategos This position corresponds to what is generally known as a Defense Minister in many other countries.
The Secretary of Defense is a statutory office, and the general provision, provides that the Secretary of Defense has "authority, direction and control over the Sectariat of Defense", and is further designated by the same statute as "the principal assistant to the Constable in all matters relating to the Department of Defense" Ensuring civilian control of the military, an individual may not be appointed as Secretary of Defense within ten years after relief from active duty, Women are excluded from this post aswell
The Secretary of Defense is in the chain of command and exercises command and control, for administrative purposes subject only to the orders of the Strategos, over all Department of Defense forces: