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    Korea, South Military - 2006

      Military branches:
      Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, National Maritime Police (Coast Guard)

      Military service age and obligation:
      20-30 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation - 24-28 months, depending on the military branch involved; 18 years of age for voluntary military service; some 4,000 women serve as commissioned and noncommissioned officers, approx. 2.3% of all officers; women, in service since 1950, are admitted to seven service branches, including infantry, but excluded from artillery, armor, anti-air, and chaplaincy corps (2005)

      Manpower available for military service:
      males age 20-49: 12,483,677
      females age 20-49: 12,014,462 (2005 est.)

      Manpower fit for military service:
      males age 20-49: 10,115,817
      females age 20-49: 9,721,914 (2005 est.)

      Manpower reaching military service age annually:
      males age 18-49: 344,943
      females age 20-49: 312,720 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $21.06 billion FY05 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      2.6% FY05 (2005 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Korea, South on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Korea, South Military 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Korea, South Military 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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