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Korea, South Military Profile 2018

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Military branchesRepublic of Korea Army, Navy (includes Marine Corps), Air Force (2011)
Military service age and obligation18-35 years of age for compulsory military service, with middle school education required; minimum conscript service obligation - 21 months (Army, Marines), 23 months (Navy), 24 months (Air Force); 18-26 years of age for voluntary military service; women, in service since 1950, admitted to 7 service branches, including infantry, but excluded from artillery, armor, anti-air, and chaplaincy corps; HIV-positive individuals are exempt from military service (2017)
Military expenditures2.3% of GDP (2016)
2.3% of GDP (2015)
2.64% of GDP (2014)
2.63% of GDP (2013)
2.61% of GDP (2012)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on January 20, 2018

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