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Colombia Military Profile 2013

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Military branchesNational 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 obligation18-24 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; service obligation is 18 months (2012)
Manpower available for military servicemales age 16-49: 11,692,647
females age 16-49: 11,727,625 (2010 est.)
Manpower fit for military servicemales age 16-49: 9,150,400
females age 16-49: 9,861,760 (2010 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annuallymale: 430,634
female: 413,974 (2010 est.)
Military expenditures3.8% of GDP (2012)

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