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Korea, South Military 2011
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SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















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Page last updated on January 12, 2011

Military branches:
Republic of Korea Army, Navy (includes Marine Corps), Air Force (2009)

Military service age and obligation:
20-30 years of age for compulsory military service, with middle school education required; conscript service obligation - 21 months (Army, Marines), 23 months (Navy), 24 months (Air Force); 18-26 years of age for voluntary military service; women, in service since 1950, admitted to 7 service branches, including infantry, but excluded from artillery, armor, anti-air, and chaplaincy corps; some 4,000 women serve as commissioned and noncommissioned officers, approx. 2.3% of all officers; HIV-positive individuals are exempt from military service (2010)

Manpower available for military service:
males age 16-49: 13,274,442
[see also: Manpower available for military service - males age 16-49 country ranks ]
females age 16-49: 12,542,699 (2010 est.)
[see also: Manpower available for military service - females age 16-49 country ranks ]

Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 10,929,625
[see also: Manpower fit for military service - males age 16-49 country ranks ]
females age 16-49: 10,264,608 (2010 est.)
[see also: Manpower fit for military service - females age 16-49 country ranks ]

Manpower reaching military service age annually:
male: 370,645
[see also: Manpower reaching military service age annually - male country ranks ]
female: 321,765 (2010 est.)
[see also: Manpower reaching military service age annually - female country ranks ]

Military expenditures:
2.7% of GDP (2006)
country comparison to the world: 52
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]


NOTE: The information regarding Korea, South 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 Korea, South Military 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Korea, South Military 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.



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