The Republic of Kazakhstan has had seven defence ministers.
- General-Colonel Sagadat Nurmagambetov was the first defence minister.
- 2nd Minister
- Mukhtar Altynbayev served as the Minister of Defence 30 октября 1996 — 9 августа 1999,
- 4th Minister (ru:Токпакбаев, Сат Бесимбаевич)
- Mukhtar Altynbayev, 5th Minister, 8 December 2001 to 10 January 2007.
- 6th Minister
- 7th Minister