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Federal Department of Defence
Civil Protection and Sport

Organisation DDPS


Six sectors of the departement

The DDPS is structured into six sectors: Defence, Civil Protection, Sports, armasuisse, Federal Intelligence Service, swisstopo. The departmental sectors are directly accountable to the Head of Department.


General Secretariat

The General Secretariat supports the Head of Department in the many tasks for which he is responsible. It controls, coordinates and monitors the efficient use of resources in the individual sectors. This involves not only personnel and finances, but communications, and legal and environmental issues.


Office of the Military Attorney General

The Office of the Military Attorney General conducts criminal proceedings that fall within military jurisdiction and is responsible for fulfilling the tasks of the military justice system efficiently and in accordance with the law. The military justice system is independent of armed forces command and the Federal Administration.


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Senior DDPS Officials

  • Departement
    Head of DDPS
    Federal Councillor
    Ueli Maurer
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  • General Secretariat
    General Secretary
    Brigitte Rindlisbacher-Wittwer

  • Office of the Military Attorney General
    Military Attorney General
    Brigadier Dieter Weber

  • Federal Intelligence Service
    Markus Seiler

  • Sector Defence
    Chief of the Armed Forces
    Lieutenant general
    André Blattmann
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  • Sector armasuisse
    Chief of Armament
    Martin Sonderegger

  • Sector swisstopo
    Fridolin Wicki

  • Federal Office of Civil Protection
    Benno Bühlmann

  • Federal Office of Sports
    Matthias Remund
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