Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947) is the current State Minister of the French Empire, having assumed the position following the dismissal of Dimitri Woolles on February 4, 2011. Previously, he served as the Grand Marshal of the French Empire from 2005 until 2011, served on the General Staff since 1999, and was a career French Air Command officer noted for his service in Vietnam and Siam during the 1980's and 1990's.
His appointment to State Minister was largely attributed in the French press to his pending forced resignation in 2012 once he reached the mandatory military retirement age of 65, and his new position has been viewed as Emperor Maurice Napoleon I's most practical way of keeping one of his most competent government officials active in the day-to-day affairs of the French government. Schwarzenegger has also been credited for his unusual involvement in civilian matters even during his service on the General Staff, making him an atypical candidate for State Minister. He is the first State Minister since Paul Seychard to be appointed to the office directly from the ranks of the military.