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Colombia Military 2008

Military branches: National Army (Ejercito Nacional), National Navy (Armada Nacional, includes Naval Aviation, Naval Infantry (Infanteria de Marina, Colmar), and Coast Guard), Colombian Air Force (Fuerza Aerea de Colombia, FAC) (2008)
Military service age and obligation: 18-24 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; service obligation - 18 months (2004)
Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 11,478,109 females age 16-49: 11,809,279 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 8,056,336 females age 16-49: 9,919,952 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 442,403 female: 433,192 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures: 3.4% of GDP (2005 est.)

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