|Department of Defence of the United Republic of Brazil|
|Emblem of the Department of Defence|
|Formed||June 24, 1985|
|Headquarters||Rio de Janeiro, United Republic of Brazil|
|Annual budget||$180 Billion (2012)|
|Agency executives|| Pedro Gonzalez, Minister of Defence |
Jesus Cabral, Deputy Minister of Defence
The Department of Defence (Portuguese: Departamento da Defesa) of the United Republic of Brazil, is the civilian cabinet organization responsible for managing the Military of Brazil. It is headed by the Minister of Defence. The Department of Defence has three major components under its command structure - the Army Command, the Navy Command, and the Air Force Command. Other agencies operated by the Ministry of Defence are the National Civil Aviation Agency, the Infraero, and the Superior War School.
Organization & Structure
The Department of Defence heads three main components of the Brazilian military. Under these three sub-Departments, each controls the three main aspects of Brazilian war capabilities.
The Navy Command maintains command over the Brazilian Navy, including its Coast Guard, which is a service branch within the Navy.
The Air Command holds authority over the Brazilian Air Force and its sub-agencies, the National Civil Aviation Agency, the Infraero and Brazil's missile stockpiles including nuclear and fusion weapons and the control of ICBMs.