The Federal Ministry of Defence (Bundesministerium der Verteidigung) is a ministry in the German Government. It is headquartered at Hardthöhe in Bonn and has a second office in the Bendlerblock building in Berlin. It is headed by the Federal Minister of Defence.
During peacetime the Federal Minister of Defence is the Commander-in-Chief of the Bundeswehr, the German armed forces, with around 253,430 active personnel, while in wartime the Chancellor becomes Commander-in-Chief.
The ministry has ca. 3,730 employees. Of these, 3,230 work in Bonn while ca. 500 work in the Bendlerblock building in Berlin.
By kjfitz @ 2010-04-17 12:24:16