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Federal Department of Defence
Civil Protection and Sport


Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports DDPS


Five sectors of the departement

The DDPS is structured into five sectors: Defence, Civil Protection, Sports, armasuisse and the Federal Intelligence Service. 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.

Webpages General Secretariat


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.

Webpages Office of the Armed Forces Attorney General


For questions about this page: DDPS Communications

Senior DDPS Officials

  • Departement
    Head of DDPS
    Federal Councillor
    Ueli Maurer
    Curriculum vitae

  • General Secretariat
    General Secretary
    Brigitte Rindlisbacher-Wittwer

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

  • Sector Defence
    Chief of the Armed Forces
    Lieutenant general
    André Blattmann
    Curriculum vitae External website. Content opens in new window

  • Federal Office of Civil Protection
    Benno Bühlmann

  • Federal Office of Sports
    Matthias Remund

  • Sector armasuisse
    Chief of Armament
    i. s. Martin Sonderegger

  • Federal Intelligence Service
    Markus Seiler

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