The Military Council was established by the Law on National Security of Latvia. Presently the Council concentrates on the development of the Latvian Armed Forces and integration into NATO.
The Council keeps the President of Latvia informed on defence issues. The Council also discusses the topics considered in the agenda of the National Security Council in detail.
The Military Council is composed of:
On 29 May 2002, the President of Latvia chaired the first meeting of the Military Council, which adopted the Regulation of the Council, whereas the renewed Regulation of the Military Council was adopted on 23 July 2010.