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Bolivia Military 2008

Military branches: Bolivian Armed Forces: Bolivian Army (Ejercito Boliviano), Bolivian Navy (Armada Boliviana; includes marines), Bolivian Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Boliviana, FAB) (2008)
Military service age and obligation: 18 years of age for 12-month compulsory military service; when annual number of volunteers falls short of goal, compulsory recruitment is effected, including conscription of boys as young as 14; 15-19 years of age for voluntary premilitary service, provides exemption from further military service (2008)
Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 2,295,746 females age 16-49: 2,366,828 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 1,600,219 females age 16-49: 1,815,514 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 107,051 female: 103,620 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures: 1.9% of GDP (2006)

NOTE: The military information regarding Bolivia 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 Bolivia Military 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bolivia Military 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.