Here the departmental branch Defence (also called 'Defence sector') is presented. It is the planning, directing and administrating backbone of the Swiss Armed Forces.
The Defence sector is an organisation of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport DDPS.
The Defence sector consists of Headquarters with the Armed Forces Staff and the Joint Staff, Land Forces and Air Force, the Armed Forces College as well as the Armed Forces Logistics Organisation and the Command Support Organisation.
The Defence sector is led by the Chief of the Armed Forces