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Chile Military 2008

Military branches: Army of the Nation, Chilean Navy (Armada de Chile, includes naval air, marine corps, and Maritime Territory and Merchant Marine Directorate (Directemar)), Chilean Air Force (Fuerza Aerea de Chile, FACh), Carabineros Corps (Cuerpo de Carabineros) (2008)
Military service age and obligation: 18-45 years of age for voluntary male and female military service, although the right to compulsory recruitment is retained; service obligation - 12 months for Army, 22 months for Navy and Air Force (2008)
Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 4,242,912 females age 16-49: 4,182,509 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 3,542,448 females age 16-49: 3,500,059 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 147,518 female: 141,139 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures: 2.7% of GDP (2006)

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