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Korea, South Military 2020

SOURCE: 2020 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Korea, South Military 2020
SOURCE: 2020 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 27, 2020

Military expenditures:
2.62% of GDP (2018)
2.7% of GDP (2017)
2.3% of GDP (2016)
2.3% of GDP (2015)
2.64% of GDP (2014)
country comparison to the world (CIA rank, may be based on non-current data): 31
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]

Military forces:
Republic of Korea Army (ROKA), Navy (ROKN, includes Marine Corps, ROKMC), Air Force (ROKAF); Military reserves include Mobilization Reserve Forces (First Combat Forces) and Homeland Defense Forces (Regional Combat Forces);
Korea Coast Guard (Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries) (2019)

Military service age and obligation:
18-28 years of age for compulsory military service; minimum conscript service obligation varies by service- 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, are able to serve in all branches (2019)
note:  South Korea intends to reduce the length of military service to 18 – 22 months by 2022


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Korea, South on this page is re-published from the 2020 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Korea, South Military 2020 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Korea, South Military 2020 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may have the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assigns counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order.






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