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Colombia Military 2015

SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Colombia Military 2015
SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on June 22, 2014

Military branches:
National Army (Ejercito Nacional), Republic of Colombia Navy (Armada Republica de Colombia, ARC, includes Naval Aviation, Naval Infantry (Infanteria de Marina, IM), and Coast Guard), Colombian Air Force (Fuerza Aerea de Colombia, FAC) (2012)

Military service age and obligation:
18-24 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; service obligation is 18 months (2012)

Manpower available for military service:
males age 16-49: 11,692,647
females age 16-49: 11,727,625 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 9,150,400
females age 16-49: 9,861,760 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:
male: 430,634
female: 413,974 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:
3.28% of GDP (2012)
country comparison to the world: 16

3.06% of GDP (2011)
3.28% of GDP (2010)
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Colombia on this page is re-published from the 2015 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Colombia Military 2015 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Colombia Military 2015 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe 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 assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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