Bill Etheridge, UKIP MEP for the West Midlands, said he was honoured to have been given the role of Defence Spokesman for UKIP.
Mr Etheridge said "I am honoured to have been given this exciting new role.
"Our policy will be to increase spending in this area, reversing continued government cuts.
"'Peace through strength' can only be achieved by having an impressive array of defence.
"We are working on a whole raft of radical new policies that will increase the pride in our country’s armed forces and we will pledge to uphold the military covenant for veterans."
UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall MEP said, "Bill’s no-nonsense approach to telling it like it is, goes down well with Britain’s servicemen and women fed up with career politicians that are all talk but no tanks.
"His strong desire for improving the UK’s defences and looking after serving military personnel ensures UKIP will have the most robust defence policy on offer to the British voter."