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    Venezuela Military - 2006

      Military branches:
      National Armed Forces (Fuerzas Armadas Nacionales or FAN) - includes Ground Forces or Army (Fuerzas Terrestres or Ejercito), Naval Forces (Fuerzas Navales or Armada; includes Marines, Coast Guard), Air Force (Fuerzas Aereas or Aviacion), Armed Forces of Cooperation or National Guard (Fuerzas Armadas de Cooperacion or Guardia Nacional)

      Military service age and obligation:
      18 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; conscript service obligation - 30 months (2004)

      Manpower available for military service:
      males age 18-49: 6,236,012
      females age 18-49: 6,137,622 (2005 est.)

      Manpower fit for military service:
      males age 18-49: 4,907,947
      females age 18-49: 5,151,843 (2005 est.)

      Manpower reaching military service age annually:
      males age 18-49: 252,396
      females age 18-49: 237,300 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $1.61 billion (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      1.2% (2005 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Venezuela 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 Venezuela Military 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Venezuela Military 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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