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United States Military 2016
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SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















United States Military 2016
SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on June 20, 2014

Military branches:
United States Armed Forces: US Army, US Navy (includes Marine Corps), US Air Force, US Coast Guard; note - Coast Guard administered in peacetime by the Department of Homeland Security, but in wartime reports to the Department of the Navy (2013)

Military service age and obligation:
18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units (2013)

Manpower available for military service:
males age 16-49: 73,270,043
females age 16-49: 71,941,969 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 60,620,143
females age 16-49: 59,401,941 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:
male: 2,161,727
female: 2,055,685 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:
4.35% of GDP (2012)
country comparison to the world: 9

4.75% of GDP (2011)
4.35% of GDP (2010)

[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]


NOTE: The information regarding United States on this page is re-published from the 2016 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of United States Military 2016 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about United States Military 2016 should be addressed to the CIA.




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