Section 3. The National Defense Commission

Article 106:

The National Defence Commission is the supreme defence leadership body of State power.

Article 107:

The National Defence Commission consists of the Chairman, the First Vice-Chairman, Vice-Chairmen and members.

Article 108:

The term of office of the National Defence Commission is the same as that of the Supreme People’s Assembly.

Article 109:

The National Defence Commission has the following duties and authority to:

  1. map out important policies of the State for carrying out the Songun-based revolutionary line;
  2. direct the whole armed forces and defence building of the State;
  3. exercise supervision over the fulfilment of the orders of the Chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the decisions and directives of the National Defence Commission, and take measures for their fulfilment;
  4. abrogate decisions and directives of State organs which run counter to the orders of the Chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the decisions and directives of the National Defence Commission;
  5. establish or abolish central bodies in the field of national defence;
  6. enact military ranks and confer the ranks of major general and above.

Article 110:

The National Defence Commission issues decisions and directives.

Article 111:

The National Defence Commission is accountable to the Supreme People’s Assembly.