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Korea, South Military 2010
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SOURCE: 2010 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES

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Page last updated on January 26, 2010

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 - less than 22 months (Army, Marines), approx. 25 months (Air Force) (to be reduced to 18 months beginning 2016); 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 (2009)

Manpower available for military service:
males age 16-49: 13,691,809
females age 16-49: 13,029,859 (2008 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 10,991,263
females age 16-49: 10,356,604 (2009 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:
male: 371,728
female: 322,605 (2009 est.)

Military expenditures:
2.7% of GDP (2006)


NOTE: The information regarding Korea, South on this page is re-published from the 2010 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Korea, South Military 2010 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Korea, South Military 2010 should be addressed to the CIA.



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