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Greece Military 2008

Military branches: Hellenic Army (Ellinikos Stratos, ES), Hellenic Navy (Ellinikos Polemiko Navtiko, EPN), Hellenic Air Force (Elliniki Polimiki Aeroporia, EPA) (2007)
Military service age and obligation: 19-45 years of age for compulsory military service; during wartime the law allows for recruitment beginning January of the year of inductee's 18th birthday, thus including 17 year olds; 17 years of age for volunteers; conscript service obligation - 1 year for all services; women are eligible for voluntary military service (2008)
Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 2,535,174 females age 16-49: 2,517,273 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 2,084,469 females age 16-49: 2,065,956 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 53,858 female: 50,488 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures: 4.3% of GDP (2005 est.)

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