To ensure optimal performance, the Department is organised into different units with each their areas of responsibility.
The Danish Ministry of Defence (ministerial department) deals with a wide range of functions and assignments - from serving the Danish Minister of Defence to the overall management of our agencies.
Denmark has a long tradition for management and control of the armed forces. The organisation and denomination have changed several times over the years.
The Permanent Secretary of State for Defence is the highest-ranking employee and administrative head of the minister’s combine. The Permanent Secretary of State for Defence also serves as advisor to the minister of defence.