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Ministry of Defense (Dominican Republic)

Ministerio de Defensa (República Dominicana)

Last modified: 2016-01-17 by randy young
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Ministry of Defense flag
image by Randy Young, 31 May 2015

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The flag of the Ministry of Defense features the Ministry's seal centered on a white field. The seal combines the symbols of all three branches of service: the national coat of arms overlays a grey anchor for the Navy, crossed brown rifles or muskets for the Army, and gold aviator wings for the Air Force. Photographs involving the flag can be found online here, here, and here.
Randy Young, 31 May 2015

About the Ministry

The Ministerio de Defensa (MD, Ministry of Defense) is the cabinet-level ministry charged with overseeing the Dominican Republic's armed forces. According to the Google translation of the Ministry's website, the Republic's armed forces fall under civil authority in Article 252 of the Constitution. The armed forces report to the Minister of Defense (formerly the Minister of Armed Forces, Ministro de Fuerzas Armadas), who reports to the President of the Dominican Republic. The President, under the Constitution, is recognized as the Supreme Authority of the Armed Forces and National Police. The Ministry of Defense consists of three primary branches: the Dominican Republic Army (Ejército de República Dominicana, ERD), the Dominican Republic Navy (Armada de República Dominicana, ARD), and the Dominican Republic Air Force (Fuerza Aérea de República Dominicana, FARD).
Randy Young, 31 May 2015