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Ministry of Defense (Moldova)

Ministry of Defence
Ministerul Apărării
Flag of the Armed Forces of Moldova.svg
Flag of the armed forces
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The National Army service patch of the ministry.
Agency overview
Formed5 February 1992[1]
Preceding agency
JurisdictionParliament of Moldova
Headquarters84 Hincesti Street, Chisinau, Moldova
Minister responsible
Agency executives
Parent departmentGovernment of Moldova
Child agency
  • General Staff of the Armed Forces of Moldova
Websitewww.army.gov.md

The Ministry of Defence of Moldova (Ministerul Apărării Republica Moldova) is one of the nine ministries of the Government of Moldova. It is the main executive body responsible for the Armed Forces of Moldova. It was founded on 5 February 1992. The official flag of the Ministry of Defense was established by Presidential Decree on 17 June 2014.[3]

Functions

The Ministry of Defense is currently is responsible for carrying out the following duties:

  • Organization and control of the Moldovan National Army
  • Representing the armed forces in the cabinet
  • Reporting to the Government of Moldova on military affairs
  • Executing the military policy of the government and the President of Moldova
  • Management of all military related activities and military operations
  • Oversight of military construction
  • Development of communication and transport systems
  • Provision of military storage
  • Management of military offices and institutions
  • Administration of military academies
  • Welfare of retired military personnel
  • Equipping the armed forces with necessary technology
  • Corresponding with foreign defence ministries

Organizational Structure

Leadership

  • Minister of Defence – Alexandru Pînzari
  • General Secretary of State – Rostislav Rotari
  • State Secretary for Defense Policy and National Army Reform – Aurel Fondos
  • State Secretary for Development of Human Resources Policies, Military Education and Planning of Resources – Vladimir Iliev
  • Chief of the General Staff – Brigadier General Igor Gorgan

The cabinet of the Minister of Defense assists the defense minister in organizing/managing the main subordinate institutions of the ministry. The cabinet is also responsible for organizing meetings and coordinating protocol.

Departments and subordinates

The ministry has the following structure[4]

Military bands of Moldova fall under the command of the music service of the Moldovan National Army, which is currently under the supervision of the defense ministry. These bands follow the Russian and Romanian military tradition for military bands. The military bands of the army have performed and participated in international music festivals since 1997.[5] The military bands of the National Army's Chisinau Garrison include: the Presidential Band, with the army's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Motorized Infantry Brigade also maintaining their own military bands.

General Staff

  • General Staff (J1)
    • Personnel Directorate (J2)
    • Operations Directorate (J3)
    • Directorate of Logistics (J4)
    • Strategic Planning Directorate (J5)
    • Communication and Information Systems Directorate (J6)
    • Doctrine and Joint Training Directorate (J7)
    • Management, Coordination and Monitoring Directorate
    • Law Department
    • Health Department
    • Secţia poliţie militară[6]
  • Economic and Financial Department
  • Secretariat and Internal Management Department
  • Legal Department
  • Human Resources Management Department
  • Defense Policy and Defense Planning Division
  • General Inspection Directorate
  • Public Relations Service

List of Ministers

No. Portrait Name
(Born-Died)
Term Political Party Government
Took office Left office Time in office
1
Ion Costaș
Division General
Ion Costaș
(born 1944)
5 February 199229 July 1992175 daysIndependentMuravschi
Sangheli I
2
Pavel Creangă [ro]
Pavel Creangă [ro]
(born 1933)
29 July 199224 January 19974 years, 179 daysIndependentSangheli I–II
3
Valeriu Pasat [ro]
Valeriu Pasat [ro]
(born 1958)
24 January 199711 May 19992 years, 107 daysIndependentCiubuc I–II
Sturza
4
Boris Gămurari [ro]
Boris Gămurari [ro]
(born 1958)
11 May 199919 April 20011 year, 343 daysIndependentSturza
Braghiș
5
Victor Gaiciuc
Brigadier General
Victor Gaiciuc
(born 1957)
19 April 200115 October 20043 years, 179 daysPCRMTarlev I
Tudor Colesniuc [ro]
Colonel
Tudor Colesniuc [ro]
(born 1956)
Acting
15 October 200429 December 200475 daysIndependentTarlev I
6
Valeriu Pleșca
Valeriu Pleșca
(born 1958)
29 December 200411 June 20072 years, 164 daysMFN Tarlev III
Ion Coropcean [ro]
Brigadier General
Ion Coropcean [ro]
(born 1960)
Acting
11 June 200716 July 200735 daysIndependentTarlev II
7
Vitalie Vrabie [ro]
Vitalie Vrabie [ro]
(born 1964)
16 July 200725 September 20092 years, 71 daysPCRMTarlev II
Greceanîi III
8
Vitalie Marinuța
Vitalie Marinuța
(born 1970)
25 September 200927 February 20144 years, 155 daysLiberalFilat III
Leancă
Igor Panfilov
Igor Panfilov
Acting
27 February 20145 April 201437 daysIndependentLeancă
8
Valeriu Troenco [ro]
Valeriu Troenco [ro]
(born 1957)
5 April 201418 February 2015319 daysPPR Leancă
9
Viorel Cibotaru
Viorel Cibotaru
(born 1958)
18 February 201530 July 2015162 daysPLDMGaburici
10
Anatol Șalaru
Anatol Șalaru
(born 1962)
30 July 201527 December 20161 year, 150 daysLiberalStreleț
George Galbura
George Galbura
Acting
27 December 201624 October 2017301 daysIndependentFilip
11
Eugen Sturza
Eugen Sturza
(born 1984)
24 October 20178 June 20191 year, 227 daysPPEM Filip
12
Pavel Voicu
Pavel Voicu
(born 1973)
8 June 201914 November 2019159 daysPSRMSandu
(5)
Victor Gaiciuc
Brigadier General
Victor Gaiciuc
(born 1957)
14 November 201916 March 2020123 daysPCRMChicu
13
Alexandru Pînzari
Alexandru Pînzari
(born 1973)
16 March 20209 November 2020238 daysDemocraticChicu
(5)
Victor Gaiciuc
Brigadier General
Victor Gaiciuc
(born 1957)
9 November 202077 daysPCRMChicu

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.army.md/?lng=2&action=show&cat=122&obj=6165
  2. ^ http://www.interlic.md/2019-07-08/pre-edintele-republicii-moldova-la-prezentat-pe-noul-ef-al-marelui-stat-major-59648.html
  3. ^ https://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=122&obj=5734
  4. ^ https://www.army.md/?lng=2&action=show&cat=228
  5. ^ "Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova". army.md. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  6. ^ https://www.army.md/?lng=3&action=show&cat=248

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