The Ministry of Defence of the Kingdom Thailand (Thai: กระทรวงกลาโหม; RTGS: Krasuang Kalahom; Abrv: MOD), is a Cabinet level government department of the Kingdom of Thailand. The Ministry controls and manage the Royal Thai Armed Forces, as well as maintaining national security, territorial integrity and national defence. The Armed Forces of Thailand is made up of three main branches: Royal Thai Army, Royal Thai Navy and Royal Thai Air Force.
Although the King of Thailand is the Supreme Head of the Thai Armed Forces (Thai: จอมทัพไทย) his position is only nominal. The Ministry and the Forces are instead administered by an appointed politician: the Minister of Defence of Thailand, a member of the Cabinet of Thailand. The post of Minister of Defence has been hold by Air Chief Marshal Sukampol Suwannathat, who succeeded General Yuthasak Sasiprapha on 18 January 2012. #MINISTRYDEFENCE