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Bolivia Military Profile 2013

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Military branchesBolivian Armed Forces: Bolivian Army (Ejercito Boliviano, EB), Bolivian Naval Force (Fuerza Naval Boliviana, FNB; includes Marines), Bolivian Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Boliviana, FAB) (2013)
Military service age and obligation18-49 years of age for 12-month compulsory male and female military service; Bolivian citizenship required; 17 years of age for voluntary service; when annual number of volunteers falls short of goal, compulsory recruitment is effected, including conscription of boys as young as 14; 15-19 years of age for voluntary premilitary service, provides exemption from further military service (2013)
Manpower available for military servicemales age 16-49: 2,472,490
females age 16-49: 2,535,768 (2010 est.)
Manpower fit for military servicemales age 16-49: 1,762,260
females age 16-49: 2,013,281 (2010 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annuallymale: 108,334
female: 104,945 (2010 est.)
Military expenditures0.9% of GDP (2012)

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of February 21, 2013