Military service age and obligation: 18-24 years of age for voluntary military service (18-21 requires parental consent); no conscription; if the number of volunteers fails to meet the quota of recruits for a particular year, Congress can authorize the conscription of citizens turning 18 that year for a period not exceeding one year (2012)
Definition: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of service obligation.
Source: CIA World Factbook - This page was last updated on June 30, 2015
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