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Belize Military 2008

Military branches: Belize Defense Force (BDF): Army, BDF Air Wing, BDF Volunteer Guard (2007)
Military service age and obligation: 18 years of age for voluntary military service; laws allow for conscription only if volunteers are insufficient; conscription has never been implemented; volunteers typically outnumber available positions by 3:1 (2008)
Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 74,605 females age 16-49: 72,926 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 54,627 females age 16-49: 53,500 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 3,580 female: 3,449 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures: 1.4% of GDP (2006)

NOTE: The military information regarding Belize on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Belize Military 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Belize Military 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.