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Margit Gross named Undersecretary for Legal and Administrative Affairs of the Ministry of Defence

25. April 2022 - 11:47
Margit Gross named Undersecretary for Legal and Administrative Affairs of the Ministry of Defence.
Margit Gross named Undersecretary for Legal and Administrative Affairs of the Ministry of Defence.

Margit Gross was named the new Undersecretary for Legal and Administrative Affairs of the Ministry of Defence, and will be responsible for co-ordinating the work of the Legal Department, the Security and Administration Department, and the Records Management Department.

“Law, security and records management are key areas across the area of government in the further development of national defence. For many years, Margit Gross has proven herself to be the most capable lawyer in the area of government of the Ministry of Defence and in the field of national defence in general, and I am pleased to see her continue in her new role,” said Kusti Salm, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence.

Margit Gross has worked at the Ministry of Defence since 2020, as Director of the Legal Department. Her previous work experience includes serving as the chair of the National Defence Law Revision Working Group of the Ministry of Justice, the Director of the Legal Department of the Ministry of the Interior, and in leading positions in the Rescue Board.

“I am pleased to accept this highly responsible role, and I will definitely do my best to create more national defence by providing rapid support and finding smart solutions in times of peace, crisis and war,” said Margit Gross. According to Gross, in addition to timely and relevant assistance and advice, it is also important to develop legal resilience and law as a weapon of war.

Margit Gross graduated from the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences as an administrative lawyer in the field of administrative management, obtained a Master’s level degree in law from Academy Nord, and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Tartu. In 2016, she graduated from the Higher Command Studies Course at the Baltic Defence College. Gross received the Silver Badge of the Ministry of Defence in 2017, for her thorough work in the revision of national defence law and for her contribution to national defence.

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