Military service age and obligation: 18 years of age for compulsory military service; during wartime the law allows for recruitment after reaching January of the year of inductee's 18th birthday, thus including 17 year olds; 17 years of age for volunteers; conscript service obligation - 12 months for the Army, 14 months for the Air Force, 15 months for the Navy (April 2003)
Definition: This entry gives the minimum age at which an individual may volunteer for military service or be subject to conscription.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of April 17, 2004
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