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Lebanese Republic
Ministry of National Defense
وزارة الدفاع الوطني
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Emblem of Lebanon
Agency overview
Jurisdiction Government of Lebanon
Headquarters Yarze, Baabda, Mount Lebanon Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°50′29″N 35°33′10″E / 33.84139°N 35.55278°E / 33.84139; 35.55278
Agency executives
  • Fayez Ghosn, Minister of National Defense
  • Jean Kahwaji, chief of the Lebanese Armed Forces
Website Official website

The Ministry of National Defense (Arabic language: وزارة الدفاع الوطنيWizarat al Difaa' al Watani) is Lebanon's service section for the Lebanese Armed Forces which directs the entire Army. The Ministry is located in Yarzeh, Baabda District, Mount Lebanon.[1] The building which is considered the biggest Ministry building in Lebanon was designed by the French architect André Wogenscky in 1968.[2] The ministry building also houses the Lebanese Military Museum.

Ministers

  • September 25, 1943 - January 9, 1945, Prince Majid Arslan
  • January 9, 1945 - August 22, 1945, Abed al-Hamid Karami
  • August 22, 1945 - May 22, 1946, Ahmed al-Asaad
  • May 22, 1946 - February 14, 1951, Prince Majid Arslan
  • February 14, 1951 - June 7, 1951, Hussein el Awaeyne
  • June 7, 1951 - February 2, 1952, Rashid Baydoun
  • February 2, 1952 - September 9, 1952, Prince Majid Arslan
  • September 9, 1952 - September 14, 1952, Nazem Aakare
  • September 14, 1952 - September 18, 1952, Saeb Salam
  • September 18, 1952 - September 30, 1952, Fuad Chehab
  • September 30, 1952 - April 30, 1953, Khaled Chehab
  • April 30, 1953 - August 16, 1953, Saeb Salam
  • August 16, 1953 - March 1, 1954, Abdallah El-Yafi
  • March 1, 1954 - November 18, 1956, Prince Majid Arslan
  • November 18, 1956 - March 1, 1957, Fuad Chehab
  • March 1, 1957 - August 18, 1957, Sami as-Solh
  • August 18, 1957 - March 14, 1958, Prince Majid Arslan
  • March 14, 1958 - May 22, 1958, Rashid Baydoun
  • May 22, 1958 - September 24, 1958, Sami as-Solh
  • September 24, 1958 - May 14, 1960, Rashid Karami
  • May 14, 1960 - August 1, 1960, *August 1, 1960 - May 20, 1961, Prince Majid Arslan
  • May 20, 1961 - October 31, 1961, Saeb Salam
  • October 31, 1961 - February 20, 1964, Prince Majid Arslan
  • February 20, 1964 - November 18, 1964, Hussein el-Awaeyne
  • November 18, 1964 - July 25, 1965, Rashid Karami
  • July 25, 1965 - April 9, 1966, *April 9, 1966 - December 6, 1966, *December 6, 1966 - February 8, 1968, Badre al-Maaouche
  • February 8, 1968 - July 5, 1968, Abdallah El-Yafi
  • July 5, 1968 - October 12, 1968, Rashid Baydoun
  • October 12, 1968 - October 20, 1968, Prince Majid Arslan
  • October 20, 1968 - January 15, 1969, Hussein el-Awaeyne
  • January 15, 1969 - October 13, 1970, Prince Majid Arslan
  • October 13, 1970 - October 13, 1970, Edward Souma
  • October 13, 1970 - May 27, 1972, Elias Saba
  • May 27, 1972 - April 25, 1973, Prince Majid Arslan
  • April 25, 1973 - July 8, 1973, Fouad Ghosn
  • July 8, 1973 - October 31, 1974, Nasre al-Maalouf
  • October 31, 1974 - May 23, 1975, Joseph Skaff
  • May 23, 1975 - July 1, 1975, *July 1, 1975 - September 15, 1976, Rashid Karami
  • September 15, 1976 - December 9, 1976, Camille Chamoun
  • December 9, 1976 - December 20, 1978, *December 20, 1978 - July 16, 1979, Victor Khoury
  • July 16, 1979 - July 10, 1982, Joseph Skaff
  • July 10, 1982 - April 30, 1984, Issam Khoury
  • April 30, 1984 - September 22, 1988, Adil Osseiran
  • September 22, 1988 - November 25, 1989, Michel Aoun
  • November 25, 1989 - December 24, 1990, Michel Murr
  • December 24, 1990 - October 31, 1992, Michel Murr
  • October 31, 1992 - December 4, 1998, Mohsen Dalloul
  • December 4, 1998 - October 26, 2000, Ghazi Zaiter
  • October 26, 2000 - April 17, 2003, Khalil Hrawi
  • April 17, 2003 - October 26, 2004, Mahmoud Hammoud
  • October 26, 2004 - April 19, 2005, Abdul Rahim Mourad
  • April 19, 2005 – June 13, 2011, Elias Murr
  • June 13, 2011 – present Fayez Ghosn

References

  1. "Address." [sic] Ministry of National Defense. Retrieved on 3 March 2013. "Ministry of Defense Lebanese Armed Forces Yarzeh, Lebanon" - Arabic: "وزارة الدفاع الوطني الجيش اللبناني اليرزة، لبنان" - French: "Ministère de la Défense Nationale l’Armée Libanaise Yarzé, Liban"
  2. Postiglione, Gennaro (2004). One Hundred Houses. Taschen. ISBN 978-3-8228-6312-1. http://books.google.com/books?id=_H5MtRlYCjwC&pg=PA466&lpg=PA466&dq=Andre+Wogenscky+ministry+of+defense&source=web&ots=NpGmlU_p0H&sig=aAOS5IUc_aH1WxolSNGswYrEEnI&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result. 

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