Coat of Arms
The Ministry of Defence has existed in its present form since 1920. It has been located at its present premises at Jakobsgatan 9 at Gustaf Adolfs torg, Stockholm, since 1966. The ministry has a staff of 150: political advisers, officials, assistants, clerical officers, military advisers in military issues, etc. The ministry is headed by the Minister for Defence, currently Peter Hultqvist (s).
The Ministry of Defence is principal for the following government agencies:
Until 2007 the Swedish National Defence College, or Försvarshögskolan (FHS). was also under the command of the Swedish Ministry of Defence. On 1 January 2008 it became a national university college, which implies that it can now offer civilian university study programmes to a greater extent than before.
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