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Venezuela Military 2011
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SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















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Page last updated on January 13, 2011

Military branches:
National Bolivarian Armed Forces (Fuerza Armada Nacional Bolivariana, FANB): Bolivarian Army (Ejercito Bolivariano, EB), Bolivarian Navy (Armada Bolivariana, AB); includes Naval Infantry, Coast Guard, Naval Aviation), Bolivarian Military Aviation (Aviacion Militar Bolivariana, AMB), Bolivarian National Guard (Guardia Nacional Bolivaria, GNB), Bolivarian Militia (Milicia Bolivariana, MB) (2010)

Military service age and obligation:
18-30 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; 30-month conscript service obligation; all citizens 18-50 years old are obligated to register for military service (2008)

Manpower available for military service:
males age 16-49: 6,891,648
[see also: Manpower available for military service - males age 16-49 country ranks ]
females age 16-49: 7,047,565 (2010 est.)
[see also: Manpower available for military service - females age 16-49 country ranks ]

Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 5,504,152
[see also: Manpower fit for military service - males age 16-49 country ranks ]
females age 16-49: 5,976,339 (2010 est.)
[see also: Manpower fit for military service - females age 16-49 country ranks ]

Manpower reaching military service age annually:
male: 276,612
[see also: Manpower reaching military service age annually - male country ranks ]
female: 273,819 (2010 est.)
[see also: Manpower reaching military service age annually - female country ranks ]

Military expenditures:
1.2% of GDP (2005 est.)
country comparison to the world: 123
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]


NOTE: The information regarding Venezuela on this page is re-published from the 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Venezuela Military 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Venezuela Military 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.



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