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Chad Military 2008

Military branches: Armed Forces: Chadian National Army (Armee Nationale du Tchad, ANT), Chadian Air Force (Force Aerienne Tchadienne, FAT), Gendarmerie (2008)
Military service age and obligation: 20 years of age for conscripts, with 3-year service obligation; 18 years of age for volunteers; no minimum age restriction for volunteers with consent from a guardian; women are subject to 1 year of compulsory military or civic service at age of 21 (2004)
Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 1,906,545 females age 16-49: 2,258,758 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 1,066,565 females age 16-49: 1,279,318 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 116,824 female: 117,831 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures: 4.2% of GDP (2006)

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