Rwanda Military service age and obligation

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Military service age and obligation: 18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; Rwandan citizenship is required, as is a 9th-grade education for enlisted recruits and an A-level certificate for officer candidates; enlistment is either as contract (5-years, renewable twice) or career; retirement (for officers and senior NCOs) after 20 years of service or at 40-60 years of age (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 July 9, 2017

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