Romania ARMED FORCES
Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
Figure 6. Government and Party Organization for Defense, 1988
Casa Centrala a Armatei (Central Army House), Bucharest
Figure 7. Major Military Installations, 1989
Figure 8. Organization of a Motorized Rifle Division, 1987
Figure 9. Organization of a Romanian Air force Division, 1987
Source: Based on information from International Institute for Strategic Studies, The Military Balance, 1988-89, London, 1988, 52-53.
Soldiers from the military academy at Alba Iulia
Figure 10. Officer Ranks and Insignia, 1989
Figure 11. Enlisted Ranks and Insignia, 1989
In 1989 Romania maintained 180,000 men in its armed forces, or about 1 soldier for every 128 citizens--the second lowest ratio of regular military personnel to population in the Warsaw Pact. It compensated for this small regular force by maintaining large reserve and paramilitary formations.
Data as of July 1989
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