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List of Ministers of Defence of the Netherlands

Minister of Defence of
the Netherlands
Minister van Defensie
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Minister of Defence Ank Bijleveld
Incumbent
Ank Bijleveld

since 26 October 2017
Ministry of Defence
StyleHis/Her Excellency
Member ofCouncil of Ministers
AppointerPrime Minister
PrecursorMinister of War
Minister of the Navy
First holderJohan Lambooij [nl]
historic
1 September 1928; 92 years ago (1928-09-01)
Kees Staf
current
13 October 1956; 64 years ago (1956-10-13)
DeputyState Secretary for Defence
Salary157,287 (As of 2017)
(including €4,193 of expenses)
WebsiteMinister of Defence

The Minister of Defence (Dutch: Minister van Defensie) is the head of the Ministry of Defence and a member of the Cabinet and the Council of Ministers. The current Minister is Ank Bijleveld of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) who has been in office since 26 October 2017. Regularly a State Secretary is assigned to the Ministry who is tasked with specific portfolios. The current State Secretary is Barbara Visser of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) who has been in office since 26 October 2017.[1]

History

Role

List of officeholders

Minister of Defence (1928–1941)

Minister of Defence Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
JMJH-Lambooy-persoonlijkheden.jpg Major
Johan Lambooij
(1874–1942)
1 September 1928 –
10 August 1929
Roman Catholic
State Party
Dirk Jan de Geer
(De Geer I)
[2]
Laurentius Nicolaas Deckers Dr.
Laurentius Nicolaas
Deckers

(1883–1978)
10 August 1929 –
2 September 1935
[Appt]
Roman Catholic
State Party
Charles Ruijs de
Beerenbrouck

(De Beerenbrouck III)
[3]
Hendrikus Colijn
(Colijn II)
[4]
Hendrikus Colijn
(Colijn III)
[5]
Hendrikus Colijn Major
Dr.
Hendrikus Colijn
(Prime Minister)
(1869–1944)
2 September 1935 –
24 June 1937
Anti-Revolutionary Party
Jannes van Dijk Captain
Dr.
Jannes van Dijk
(1871–1954)
24 June 1937 –
10 August 1939
Anti-Revolutionary Party Hendrikus Colijn
(Colijn IVV)
[6][7]
Adriaan Dijxhoorn Major general
Adriaan Dijxhoorn
(1889–1953)
10 August 1939 –
12 June 1941
Independent
Liberal

(Conservative Liberal)
Dirk Jan de Geer
(De Geer II)
[8]
Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
(Gerbrandy I)
[9]
Hendrik van Boeijen Hendrik van Boeijen
(also Minister of the Interior)
(1889–1947)
12 June 1941 –
27 July 1941
[Ad interim]
Christian Historical Union

Minister of Defence (since 1948)

Minister of War
and Navy
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Wim Schokking Captain
Wim Schokking
(1900–1960)
7 August 1948 –
16 October 1950
[Res]
Christian
Historical Union
Willem Drees
(Drees–
Van Schaik
)

[10]
Hans s'Jacob Hans s'Jacob
(1906–1967)
16 October 1950 –
15 March 1951
Independent
Christian Democratic
Protestant
Kees Staf Kees Staf
(1905–1973)
15 March 1951 –
13 October 1956
Christian
Historical Union
Willem Drees
(Drees III)
[11][12]
Minister of Defence Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Kees Staf Kees Staf
(1905–1973)
13 October 1956 –
19 May 1959
[Minister]
Christian
Historical Union
Willem Drees
(Drees III)
[13]
Louis Beel
(Beel II)
[14]
Sidney J. van den Bergh Major general
Sidney J. van
den Bergh

(1898–1977)
19 May 1959 –
1 August 1959
[Res]
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Jan de Quay
(De Quay)
[15]
Jan de Quay Dr.
Jan de Quay
(Prime Minister)
(1901–1985)
1 August 1959 –
4 September 1959
[Acting]
Catholic
People's Party
Sim Visser Sim Visser
(1908–1983)
4 September 1959 –
24 July 1963
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Piet de Jong Captain
Piet de Jong
(1915–2016)
24 July 1963 –
5 April 1967
Catholic
People's Party
Victor Marijnen
(Marijnen)
[16]
Jo Cals
(Cals)
[17]
Jelle Zijlstra
(Zijlstra)
[18]
Willem den Toom Lieutenant general
Willem den Toom
(1911–1998)
5 April 1967 –
6 July 1971
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Piet de Jong
(De Jong)
[19]
Hans de Koster Hans de Koster
(1914–1992)
6 July 1971 –
11 May 1973
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Barend Biesheuvel
(Biesheuvel III)
[20]
Henk Vredeling Henk Vredeling
(1924–2007)
11 May 1973 –
1 January 1977
[App]
Labour Party Joop den Uyl
(Den Uyl)
[21]
Bram Stemerdink Captain
Bram Stemerdink
(born 1936)
1 January 1977 –
19 December 1977
Labour Party
Roelof Kruisinga Dr.
Roelof Kruisinga
(1922–2012)
19 December 1977 –
4 March 1978
[Res]
Christian
Historical Union
Dries van Agt
(Van Agt I)
[22]
Jan de Koning Jan de Koning
(1926–1994)
4 March 1978 –
8 March 1978
[Ad Interim] [Minister]
Anti-Revolutionary
Party
Willem Scholten Willem Scholten
(1927–2005)
8 March 1978 –
25 August 1980
[App]
Christian
Historical Union
Pieter de Geus Captain
Pieter de Geus
(1929–2004)
25 August 1980 –
11 September 1981
Christian
Historical Union
Christian
Democratic Appeal
Hans van Mierlo Hans van Mierlo
(1931–2010)
11 September 1981 –
4 November 1982
Democrats 66 Dries van Agt
(Van Agt IIIII)
[23][24]
Job de Ruiter Dr.
Job de Ruiter
(1930–2015)
4 November 1982 –
14 July 1986
Christian
Democratic Appeal
Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers I)
[25]
Wim van Eekelen Dr.
Wim van Eekelen
(born 1931)
14 July 1986 –
6 September 1988
[Res]
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers II)
[26]
Piet Bukman Piet Bukman
(born 1934)
6 September 1988 –
24 September 1988
[Ad Interim] [Minister]
Christian
Democratic Appeal
Frits Bolkestein Frits Bolkestein
(born 1933)
24 September 1988 –
7 November 1989
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Relus ter Beek Relus ter Beek
(1944–2008)
7 November 1989 –
6 February 1991
[Note]
Labour Party Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers III)
[27]
Jan Pronk Jan Pronk
(born 1940)
6 February 1991 –
3 March 1991
[Acting] [Minister]
Labour Party
Relus ter Beek Relus ter Beek
(1944–2008)
3 March 1991 –
22 August 1994
Labour Party
Joris Voorhoeve Dr.
Joris Voorhoeve
(born 1945)
22 August 1994 –
3 August 1998
[Minister]
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Wim Kok
(Kok I)
[28]
Frank de Grave Frank de Grave
(born 1955)
3 August 1998 –
22 July 2002
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Wim Kok
(Kok II)
[29]
Benk Korthals Benk Korthals
(born 1944)
22 July 2002 –
12 December 2002
[Res]
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Jan Peter
Balkenende

(Balkenende I)
[30]
Henk Kamp Henk Kamp
(born 1952)
12 December 2002 –
22 February 2007
[Minister]
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Jan Peter
Balkenende

(Balkenende IIIII)
[31][32]
Eimert van Middelkoop Eimert van
Middelkoop

(born 1949)
22 February 2007 –
14 October 2010
[Minister]
Christian Union Jan Peter
Balkenende

(Balkenende IV)
[33]
Hans Hillen Hans Hillen
(born 1947)
14 October 2010 –
5 November 2012
Christian
Democratic Appeal
Mark Rutte
(Rutte I)
[34]
Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert Jeanine Hennis-
Plasschaert

(born 1973)
5 November 2012 –
4 October 2017
[Res]
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Mark Rutte
(Rutte II)
[35]
Klaas Dijkhoff Dr.
Klaas Dijkhoff
(born 1981)
4 October 2017 –
26 October 2017
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Ank Bijleveld Ank Bijleveld
(born 1962)
26 October 2017 –
Incumbent
Christian
Democratic Appeal
Mark Rutte
(Rutte III)
[36]
Resigned
Acting
Ad Interim
Medical leave of absence from 6 February 1991 until 3 March 1991
Appointed as Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries
Appointed as European Commissioner
Appointed as Vice-President of the Council of State
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Supplies from 22 December 1958
Minister for Development Cooperation
Minister for Kingdom Relations
Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment until 27 May 2003
Minister without Portfolio for Housing from 23 February 2010

Living former Ministers of Defence

Minister of Defence Term Age
Bram Stemerdink 1977 (1936-03-06) 6 March 1936 (age 85)
Wim van Eekelen 1986–1988 (1931-02-05) 5 February 1931 (age 90)
Piet Bukman 1988 (1934-02-07) 7 February 1934 (age 87)
Frits Bolkestein 1988–1989 (1933-04-04) 4 April 1933 (age 87)
Jan Pronk 1991 (1940-03-16) 16 March 1940 (age 80)
Joris Voorhoeve 1994–1998 (1945-12-22) 22 December 1945 (age 75)
Frank de Grave 1998–2002 (1955-06-27) 27 June 1955 (age 65)
Benk Korthals 2002 (1944-10-05) 5 October 1944 (age 76)
Henk Kamp 2002–2007 (1952-07-23) 23 July 1952 (age 68)
Eimert van Middelkoop 2007–2010 (1949-02-14) 14 February 1949 (age 72)
Hans Hillen 2010–2012 (1947-06-17) 17 June 1947 (age 73)
Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert 2012–2017 (1973-04-07) 7 April 1973 (age 47)
Klaas Dijkhoff 2017 (1981-01-13) 13 January 1981 (age 40)

List of State Secretaries for Defence

State Secretary for
Defence
Portfolio(s) Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Harry Moorman Vice admiral
Harry Moorman
(1899–1971)
Navy 1 May 1949 –
27 November 1950
Catholic
People's Party
Willem Drees
(Drees–Van Schaik
Drees I)

[10][11]
Army
Navy
Air Force
27 November 1950 –
1 June 1951
Navy 1 June 1951 –
19 May 1959
Willem Drees
(Drees IIIII)
[12][13]
Louis Beel
(Beel II)
[14]
Wim Fockema Andreae Wim Fockema Andreae
(1909–1996)
Army
Air Force
1 May 1949 –
27 November 1950
[Res]
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Willem Drees
(Drees–Van Schaik)
[10]
Ferdinand Kranenburg Ferdinand Kranenburg
(1911–1994)
Army
Air Force
1 June 1951 –
1 June 1958
[Res]
Labour Party Willem Drees
(Drees III)
[11][12]
Willem Drees
(Drees III)
[13]
Meine van Veen Meine van Veen
(1893–1970)
25 October 1958 –
22 December 1958
Labour Party
Michael Calmeyer Lieutenant general
Michael Calmeyer
(1895–1990)
Army
Air Force
19 June 1959 –
24 July 1963
Christian
Historical Union
Jan de Quay
(De Quay)
[15]
Piet de Jong Captain
Piet de Jong
(1915–2016)
Navy 25 June 1959 –
24 July 1963
Catholic
People's Party
Adri van Es Vice admiral
Adri van Es
(1913–1994)
Navy 14 August 1963 –
6 July 1971
Anti-Revolutionary
Party
Victor Marijnen
(Marijnen) [16]
Jo Cals
(Cals) [17]
Jelle Zijlstra
(Zijlstra) [18]
Piet de Jong
(De Jong) [19]
• Human
Resources
Equipment
6 July 1971 –
16 September 1972
[Res]
Barend Biesheuvel
(Biesheuvel III) [20]
Joop Haex Brigadier general
Joop Haex
(1911–2002)
Army 14 August 1963 –
14 April 1965
Christian
Historical Union
Victor Marijnen
(Marijnen)
[16]
Wim van Eekelen Major general
Willem den Toom
(1911–1998)
Air Force 25 November 1963 –
14 April 1965
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Gerard Peijnenburg Gerard Peijnenburg
(1919–2000)
Army 13 May 1965 –
5 April 1967
Independent
Christian Democratic
Catholic
Jo Cals
(Cals)
[17]
Jelle Zijlstra
(Zijlstra)
[18]
Jan Borghouts Colonel
Jan Borghouts
(1910–1966)
Air Force 12 July 1965 –
5 February 1966
[Died]
Catholic
People's Party
Jo Cals
(Cals)
[17]
Heije Schaper Lieutenant general
Heije Schaper
(1906–1996)
22 June 1966 –
5 April 1967
Independent
Conservative Liberal
Jelle Zijlstra
(Zijlstra)
[18]
Joop Haex Major general
Joop Haex
(1911–2002)
Army 18 April 1967 –
6 July 1971
Christian
Historical Union
Piet de Jong
(De Jong)
[19]
Bob Duynstee Bob Duynstee
(1920–2014)
Air Force 28 April 1967 –
6 July 1971
Catholic
People's Party
Joep Mommersteeg Joep Mommersteeg
(1917–1991)
• Human
Resources
11 May 1973 –
1 March 1974
[Res]
Catholic
People's Party
Joop den Uyl
(Den Uyl)
[21]
Cees van Lent Brigadier general
Cees van Lent
(1922–2000)
11 March 1974 –
11 September 1981
Catholic
People's Party
Christian
Democratic Appeal
Dries van Agt
(Van Agt I)
[22]
Bram Stemerdink Captain
Bram Stemerdink
(born 1936)
Equipment
Justice
11 May 1973 –
1 January 1977
[App]
Labour Party Joop den Uyl
(Den Uyl)
[21]
Wim van Eekelen Dr.
Wim van Eekelen
(born 1931)
Equipment
Justice
20 January 1978 –
11 September 1981
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Dries van Agt
(Van Agt I)
[22]
Bram Stemerdink Captain
Bram Stemerdink
(born 1936)
Equipment
Justice
11 September 1981 –
29 May 1982
[Res]
Labour Party Dries van Agt
(Van Agt II)
[23]
Jan van Houwelingen Jan van
Houwelingen

(1939–2013)
• Human
Resources
14 September 1981 –
7 November 1989
Christian
Democratic Appeal
• Human
Resources
Equipment
Dries van Agt
(Van Agt III)
[24]
Equipment Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers I)
[25]
• Human
Resources
Equipment
Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers II)
[26]
Charl Schwietert Charl Schwietert
(born 1943)
• Human
Resources
8 November 1982 –
11 November 1982
[Res]
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers I)
[25]
Willem Hoekzema Willem Hoekzema
(born 1939)
19 November 1982 –
14 July 1986
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Berend-Jan van Voorst tot Voorst Baron
Berend-Jan van
Voorst tot Voorst

(born 1944)
• Human
Resources
Equipment
Justice
7 November 1989 –
1 June 1993
[App]
Christian
Democratic Appeal
Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers III)
[27]
Ton Frinking Lieutenant colonel
Ton Frinking
(born 1931)
1 June 1993 –
22 August 1994
Christian
Democratic Appeal
Jan Gmelich Meijling Lieutenant
commander

Jan Gmelich
Meijling

(1936–2012)
• Human
Resources
Equipment
22 August 1994 –
3 August 1998
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Wim Kok
(Kok I)
[28]
Henk van Hoof Commander
Henk van Hoof
(born 1947)
• Human
Resources
Equipment
3 August 1998 –
22 July 2002
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Wim Kok
(Kok II)
[29]
Cees van der Knaap Cees van
der Knaap

(born 1951)
• Human
Resources
Equipment
22 July 2002 –
18 December 2007
[App]
Christian
Democratic Appeal
Jan Peter
Balkenende

(Balkenende
I
IIIII)

[30][31][32]
Jan Peter
Balkenende

(Balkenende IV)
[33]
Jack de Vries Jack de Vries
(born 1968)
18 December 2007 –
18 May 2010
[Res]
Christian
Democratic Appeal
Vacant
Barbara Visser Barbara Visser
(born 1977)
• Human
Resources
Equipment
26 October 2017 –
Incumbent
People's Party
for Freedom and
Democracy
Mark Rutte
(Rutte III)
[36]
Resigned
Died in Office
Appointed as Minister of Defence
Appointed as Queen's Commissioner of Limburg
Appointed as Mayor of Ede

Living former State Secretaries for Defence

State Secretary for Defence Term Age
Bram Stemerdink 1973–1977
1981–1982
(1936-03-06) 6 March 1936 (age 85)
Wim van Eekelen 1978–1981 (1931-02-05) 5 February 1931 (age 90)
Charl Schwietert 1982 (1943-01-01) 1 January 1943 (age 78)
Willem Hoekzema 1982–1986 (1939-07-21) 21 July 1939 (age 81)
Berend-Jan van Voorst tot Voorst 1989–1993 (1944-02-07) 7 February 1944 (age 77)
Ton Frinking 1993–1994 (1931-02-01) 1 February 1931 (age 90)
Henk van Hoof 1998–2002 (1947-11-09) 9 November 1947 (age 73)
Cees van der Knaap 2002–2007 (1951-01-27) 27 January 1951 (age 70)
Jack de Vries 2007–2010 (1968-07-25) 25 July 1968 (age 52)

See also

References

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  5. ^ "Kabinet-Colijn III". ColijnIII. Parlement & Politiek.
  6. ^ "Kabinet-Colijn IV". ColijnIV. Parlement & Politiek.
  7. ^ "Kabinet-Colijn V". ColijnV. Parlement & Politiek.
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