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Military branches
Secretariat of National Defense (Secretaria de Defensa Nacional, SEDENA): Army (Ejercito), Mexican Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Mexicana, FAM); Secretariat of the Navy (Secretaria de Marina, SEMAR): Mexican Navy (Armada de Mexico (ARM), includes Naval Air Force (FAN), Mexican Naval Infantry Corps (Cuerpo de Infanteria de Marina, Mexmar or CIM)); Ministry of Security and Citizen Protection: Federal Police (includes Gendarmerie), National Guard (2019)
note: the National Guard was formed in 2019 and consists of personnel from the Federal Police and military police units of the Army and Navy
Military service age and obligation
18 years of age for compulsory military service (selection for service determined by lottery), conscript service obligation is 12 months; 16 years of age with consent for voluntary enlistment; cadets enrolled in military schools from the age of 15 are considered members of the armed forces; women are eligible for voluntary military service (2012)
Military expenditures
0.5% of GDP (2019)
0.5% of GDP (2018)
0.5% of GDP (2017)
0.6% of GDP (2016)
0.7% of GDP (2015)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on Friday, November 27, 2020

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