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Ministry of National Defense (Republic of China)

Ministry of National Defense

Agency overview
Formed 1912 (as Ministry of War)
1946 (as MND)
Jurisdiction  Republic of China
Headquarters Zhongzheng, Taipei
Ministers responsible Yen Ming, Minister
Andrew Hsia[1][2][3], Deputy Ministers (Policy)
Chiu Kuo-zheng, Deputy Ministers (Armaments)
Parent agency Executive Yuan

The Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (MND; Chinese: 中華民國國防部; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Mínguó Guófángbù) is a cabinet-level agency under the Executive Yuan of the Republic of China responsible for all defense affairs of Taiwan. The MND is currently headed by Minister Yen Ming.


ROC Ministry of National Defense headquarter
The former ROC Ministry of National Defense headquarter

The MND was originally established as Ministry of War in 1912 at the creation of the [4]

On 8 December 2014, the ministry moved out from its building from the previous one at Zhongzheng District to the current one in Dazhi area at Zhongshan District, where it houses the Air Force Command Headquarters, Navy Command Headquarters and Hengshan Military Command Center.[5] The completion of the building had been delayed for nearly two decades due to the compound original architecture and the bankruptcy of the project's original contractor. The planning for the new building and relocation had been done since 1997. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on 27 December 2014.[6]

Headquarter building

The headquarter building of the military is located in Dazhi area of Zhongshan District in Taipei. It was constructed at a cost of NT$15.8 billion, spreading over 19.5 hectares of area, which houses office buildings, dormitories and other facilities, such as post office, barbershop, conference hall and sport center to accommodate its 3,000 military personnel stationed there. The compound also has eco-friendly features, such as stone walls, aluminum and low-emission exterior glass panels. The central air conditioning system is provided by ice storage system to reduce peak load electricity demand.

Organizational structure

Air Force Command
Procurement Office

Military institutions

  • Armed Forces Reserve Command (後備指揮部)
  • Military Police Command (憲兵指揮部)

Military authorities

  • Army General Headquarters (陸軍總司令部)
  • Navy General Headquarters (海軍總司令部)
  • Air Force General Headquarters (空軍總司令部)

Headquarter department

  • Department of Strategic Planning
  • Department of Resources Planning
  • Department of Military Justice
  • Department of Integrated Assessment
  • Office of the Inspector General
  • All-out Defense Mobilization Office
  • Procurement Office
  • Administration Office
  • Personnel Office
  • Ethics Office
  • Accounting Office

Affiliated authorities


  • Office of the Deputy Chief of the General Staff for Personnel
  • Office of the Deputy Chief of the General Staff for Intelligence
  • Office of the Deputy Chief of the General Staff for Operations and Planning
  • Office of the Deputy Chief of the General Staff for General Staff for Logistics
  • Office of the Deputy Chief of the General Staff for Communications, Electronics and Information
  • Office of the Deputy Chief of the General Staff for Training[7]

List of Ministers of War









List of Ministers of National Defence and Chiefs of the General Staff

Yen Ming, the incumbent Minister of National Defense
Kao Kuang-chi, the incumbent Chief of the General Staff

1. Minister of National Defense (歷代國防部長):

2. Chief of the General Staff (歷代參謀總長):


The MND building is accessible within walking distance North from Xiaonanmen Station of the Taipei Metro.

See also


  1. ^ "Representative to Indonesia named to MND deputy post". Taipei Times. 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  2. ^ "Cabinet names new deputy defense minister | Politics | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS". 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  3. ^ "Jakarta envoy tapped for deputy defense minister". The China Post. 2013-10-23. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
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External links

  • Official website of the Ministry of National Defense (Chinese (Taiwan))
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