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Burma Military 2015
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SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















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Page last updated on June 23, 2014

Military branches:
Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw): Army (Tatmadaw Kyi), Navy (Tatmadaw Yay), Air Force (Tatmadaw Lay) (2013)

Military service age and obligation:
18-35 years of age (men) and 18-27 years of age (women) for voluntary military service; no conscription (a 2010 law reintroducing conscription has not yet entered into force); service obligation 2 years; male (ages 18-45) and female (ages 18-35) professionals (including doctors, engineers, mechanics) serve up to 3 years; service terms may be stretched to 5 years in an officially declared emergency; Burma signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on 15 August 1991; on 27 June 2012, the regime signed a Joint Action Plan on prevention of child recruitment; in February 2013, the military formed a new task force to address forced child conscription, which reportedly continues (2013)

Manpower available for military service:
males age 16-49: 14,747,845
females age 16-49: 14,710,871 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 10,451,515
females age 16-49: 11,181,537 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:
male: 522,478
female: 506,388 (2010 est.)


NOTE: The information regarding Burma on this page is re-published from the 2015 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Burma Military 2015 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Burma Military 2015 should be addressed to the CIA.



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