The Law of National Defense and the Organic Law of the Ministry of National Defense were officially promulgated for implementation on 1 March, 2002. It was a major reform of our national defense organization in the spirit of unification of military administration and military order with the civilian government leading the military, as well as an indication of the legalization of the armed forces that it no longer belongs to personal military leaders but belongs to the nation. The Law of National Defense stipulates that the President is the Commander-in-Chief of the Three Armed Forces with the defense minister responsible for order issuance and the chief-of-staff for implementation. Thus, the chief-of-staff becomes the staff of military order of the defense minister and is responsible for commanding the armed forces and various military orders under the order of the defense minister. On exhibit are pictures of the various former national defense ministers and chiefs-of-staff. The first minister of national defense is general Bai Qiong-xi and the first of chief-of-staff is general Chen Cheng.