Sunday, February 6, 2011

Military of America

Military branches:                                                            
United States Armed Forces: US Army, US Navy (includes Marine Corps), US Air Force, US Coast Guard; note - Coast Guard administered in peacetime by the Department of Homeland Security, but in wartime reports to the Department of the Navy (2009)

Military service age and obligation:                                            
18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines) (2010)

Manpower available for military service                                :
males age 16-49: 73,145,586
females age 16-49: 71,880,788 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service                                         :
males age 16-49: 60,388,734
females age 16-49: 59,217,809 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:
male: 2,174,260
female: 2,065,595 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:                                                         
4.06% of GDP (2005 est.)
country comparison to the world: 24


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