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Korea, South Military 2015

SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Korea, South Military 2015
SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on June 20, 2014

Military branches:
Republic of Korea Army; Navy (includes Marine Corps); Air Force (2011)

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; HIV-positive individuals are exempt from military service (2012)

Manpower available for military service:
males age 16-49: 13,185,794
females age 16-49: 12,423,496 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 10,864,566
females age 16-49: 10,168,709 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:
male: 365,760
female: 321,225 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:
2.8% of GDP (2012)
country comparison to the world: 26

2.77% of GDP (2011)
2.8% of GDP (2010)
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Korea, South 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 Korea, South Military 2015 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Korea, South 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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