Mario Kunasek, Federal Minister of Defence, Austria
Mario Kunasek was appointed Federal Minister of Defence of Austria in December 2017. He was a Member of and the party whip in the Styrian Landtag, leader of the Austrian Freedom Party in Styria and deputy mayor in Gössendorf from 2015 to 2017. Before that he served as a Member of Parliament for the Freedom Party from 2008 to 2015, and was Chairman of the National Defence Committee from 2013 to 2015.
Since 2005 he is a staff sergeant in the Austrian Armed Forces, which he joined in 1996, and the leader of the Freedom Party in the district of Graz.