El Salvador

Flags of All Countries

El Salvador Military 2008

Military branches: Salvadoran Army (ES), Salvadoran Navy (FNES), Salvadoran Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Salvadorena, FAS) (2008)
Military service age and obligation: 18 years of age for selective compulsory military service; 16 years of age for voluntary service; service obligation - 8 months, but 11 months for officers and NCOs (2008)
Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 1,634,816 females age 16-49: 1,775,474 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 1,168,406 females age 16-49: 1,519,375 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 73,915 female: 71,252 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures: 5% of GDP (2006)

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